Portfolio > Paper Puppets

Shrimp Strongman puppet
acrylic ink on yupo
4x6
2014
$150
Sly
2014
Desires
acrylic ink on yupo paper puppet
2014
Entanglement
acrylic ink on yupo paper puppet
2014
$250
Incalcitrant
acrylic ink on yupo paper puppet
2014
$250
Pangolin Progression
Acrylic ink on Yupo
14x6 inches, variable
2013
$200
Vessels for Love
[Youtube]
Acrylic Ink on Yupo Stop Motion Animation
2011
Bears
[Youtube]
Acrylic Ink on Yupo Stop Motion
2011
Avarice animation
[Youtube]
papier decouppee stop motion animation
2011
Avarice
Acrylic Ink on Yupo
2011
Sirenas
acrylic ink on yupo
2011
Bears
acrylic ink on yupo
2011

This puppetry series is based in the exploration of samskaras, or universal human behavior patterns that repeat throughout history, and using visual metaphor to analyze situations of conflict or struggle. This work began in 2010 through a dance collaboration with artist Lindsey Bailey and has grown into a model for using puppetry and stop motion animation to teach conflict resolution and mindfulness.
I have been awarded a two month artist’s residency in Kuantan, Malaysia, to study the three thousand year old global heritage artform of Wayang Kulit puppetry and respond to it with my own work. My own library of modern puppet archetypes will serve as technique demonstrations, a library of archetypal characters that students can choose from in the early stages of playing their stories and learning the animations.