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.
Detail of the Axis Mundi against a fiery backdrop of Xibalba, the underworld.
The Axis Mundi with the head of the slain 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
8 thoughts on “showtime in puppetland”
I can’t wait for the video!
The hero twins are alive, just fabulous all of it.
I missed this, please pardon that. They do seem alive to me, they continue to influence me in untold ways.
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!
thank you my friend!
leonard these really are brilliant – I can well imagine they will be good company in your studio for some time.
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.