Friday, October 19, 2012

The 3rd Annual Orlando Puppet Art Show-This Weekend!

This weekend is the 3rd Annual Puppet Festival! That's right, THIS Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 
It's a 3 day event! October 19, 20th, and 21st

It's right here in Orlando at the NEW Renegade Theater!Located at 1824 w Washington.

Look for the Art Show section about midway through the video.

I've contributed 3 pieces to the show. Last year, one of my entries was created from found objects. I had so much fun making it that I decided to create three new pieces using found objects as well.
The first is "Manah Manah". 
I used wood, a toilet brush and red plastic Solo cups and ping pong balls (for you beer pong fans). Within 5 minutes of posting this picture on Facebook, it was $OLD!

The second is "Muppet Labs Operation".
 I repurposed an old Operation game to torture poor Beaker. I drew the line art, colored it digitally, had it printed, cut out the shapes and attached it to the board. Show patrons are welcome to try to remove the parts and make Beaker's nose glow…
…but I superglued the parts to the board!

The final piece is "Buzz Hogthrob". I took apart an old Buzz Lightyear toy, removed the head, repainted the body, sculpted and painted Link Hogthrob's head, reassembled him and added custom decals. I'll post a step by step soon.

I will be there opening night (tonight) and will probably be there for a bit on Sunday as well. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Agony and the Ecstacy

I've been FRANTICALLY trying to complete my submissions to the 2012 Orlando Puppet Art Festival. The final due date to drop off artwork is Friday the 12th (tomorrow). I have two pieces finished and I'm working on the third.

It's been a challenging process. I'm working entirely with found objects this time, repurposing them into  my artwork. Dealing with materials I've never worked with and constantly troubleshooting when things go wrong is taking up a lot of my time and energy. The entire process looks a little something like this (warning: NSFW language):