We took influence from the textures and ritualistic themes within Dineo Seshee Bopape's instillations to create a puppetry performance...
As a group we began this project by experimenting with different puppetry styles, this fish maquette was a key starting point.
Dineo Seshee Bopapes work
Beatriz Milhazes work
Rainbow Trout Puppet
For this Puppet I worked form a Maquette to create a one person fish puppet. I began by sketching and story boarding the performance with all the puppets involved. Then I started working out which materials would work and which wouldn't, creating a sculpt and assembling all the parts and rendering.
Skills: cutting wood with a jig saw, Plastazote 3D pattern cutting
Giant Betta Fish Puppet
I began by making a pattern but decided to make this puppet out of Willow. I then dyed the fabric the colours I chose and sprayed the Willow the same colours.
This fisherman was based on a mud man puppet that Rhianna Yates made in the earlier stages of this project, the fisherman came about gradually and I sculpted this drippy muddy face for the character.