Location: Velvet da Vinci
Dates: July 18 through August 26, 2007
Performances: July 20, 2007 and August 25, 2007
I make marionettes out of basswood, an American species of linden. It suits puppet-making because of its weight, grain and durability. I learned to make marionettes in the Czech Republic, where puppetry has a long history and an active present. Images and ideas upon which my marionettes are based originate in an interest in the implicit and explicit meanings of human-animal relationships, visually and culturally. Performing with the puppets requires collaboration, which allows a much richer life for the little guys.