showtime in puppetland

My marionettes are finished, now I find the task at hand of photographing them and hopefully in the near future making brief 13 second clips of their escapades. But thus far I have been hampered by having only two arms; awaiting the husband to act as studio assistant.

The image that follow are those I have managed solo.IMG_5191

Detail of the Axis Mundi against a fiery backdrop of Xibalba, the underworld.


The Axis Mundi with the head of the slain Maize God


Maize God


The Hero Twins strung, ready to perform.


They are incredibly photogenic, I feel I cannot take credit for them as they seem to have come forth on their own.



The simple-minded God of Death, he also poses in a delightful way; he is quite a funny fellow.


When I manage to score some stage hands I will post some tableaux , until that time ,be well, Lg


Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

8 thoughts on “showtime in puppetland”

    1. I missed this, please pardon that. They do seem alive to me, they continue to influence me in untold ways.

  1. Brilliant, these marionettes are so full of life, colour and drama, I love them. They don’t look like they rely on their strings being pulled to come alive in these photos; some puppets look a bit sad, or creepy in repose, but these guys just look natural whatever they’re doing!

    1. thank you friend, they were a joy to make and I think that might show a bit. They are happy studio companions and frequently make me chuckle.

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