As a designer in theatre, I enjoy the element of play, and believe a performance should be just as interactive for the audience as it is for the performers. In my work I like to look at space, how it changes in a performance, how it effects a performance and try to incorporate it into the narrative as much as possible.

I am a hardcore puppetry and mask enthusiast. I have worked for theatre companies such as 'Pointed Arrow' and 'Hope Street Limited', as well as TV 'BBC Horizon' and most recently Music Videos. I like to experiment with different styles of puppetry, also fusing styles together. Most of my work is made from recycled materials as I think it gives a fantastic old haggard dimension to the work.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Shadow Puppets Experimentation.

I've been asked to develop a series of workshops on animation. Therefore I'm experimenting with different ways to make shadow puppets, and in an animation... Here are the results second day at the studio.



Monday, 16 January 2012

Shadows and Newspapers.

I'm working on a few projects at the minute. I have been asked by Void Arts to experiment with a shadow puppet animation. I am halfway through making the characters for the short film. Here is a quick glimpse..

I have also been experimenting again with puppets made from newspaper and other found objects. Today I played with a Griffon and an Alicanto. Here is a short film of the Alicanto in action.


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

The BBC footage!

Here are some of the photo's of the BBC Horizon shoot which the puppet I named 'Lolita' starred in.

It was a fantastic day and a great experience for me. I had never been in a TV shoot before.