Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Puppets

I've been meaning since starting this blog to get some pictures of my work up, so without further ado, here are some of my puppets...

A family photo here, with (left to right), the Sea Baby, Boris (stage name when in drag - Esmerelda), Needlehead and the MC. (All about 2 foot tall)

Close up of the Sea Baby. He's a very good flier.

This one never really got a name, but I think Surprise is a good one, because she permanently looks it... Her face is made of a doll's torso, with opening and closing eyes fixed in where the nipples should be. Her heart is missing in this photo, but normally hangs in her chest, a dangling and stained yellow withered organ...
She is about 18" tall.

This guy's head is made from salt-fired ceramic, and his body from a branch of the cherry tree from the garden of the house I did most of my growing up in. (15" tall)

The Old Man. He is a very sad little character, who frequently collapses while knitting in his armchair. Pictured here on a tor on the moors in Devon. (8")

The Man with the Wooden Heart. (2'6" or so)

It makes a nice knocking noise in his chest.

Close up of Boris (Esmerelda) and Needlehead. Needlehead's torso is made from a piece of wood my friend found that had grown over a length of barbed wire. (How amazing is nature?) The barb wire forms his arms.

The MC.

The Rabbit. He is made from wood with a roadkill rabbit skin and rusty wheels from a skip. He has a vicious squeak when he moves....eeek....eeeek.....it adds to the ridiculous horror-show feel. (12" tall or so)

Hammond Organ, shown here with his zip open and organs pouring out. (2'6")

Here with the Old Man.

Boris and Needlehead again.

And a close up of the Key Bird. She also has opening and closing eyes and her feet are made of keys.

2 comments:

Christine Raab-Heine said...

What amazing characters you have created!

Are they, or were they performing?

Snag Breac said...

Thanks.
They were indeed, although they haven't been out to play in far too long! In fact, one of them just spent a week in quarantine in the freezer after a moth attack. Poor unused puppets!