I have always been fascinated by marionettes - and have a few which I have collected over the years. They hang happily around my house and studio and I have an affinity with them and their characters. The making of marionettes and puppets has also always beckoned so I decided to that now was the time to pursue the construction of this very complicated, multi faceted and dying art form.
There is a lot to learn - not just the stringing and movement but also the weighting of the marionettes.
I will document my attempts - they wont be great but I am determined that now is the best time to move forward . In part it reflects my feelings about figures versus hangings somehow marionettes are considered more acceptable but to heck with that - I am just constructing because it has been a long time in my head to make one, two or maybe more.
So yesterday I set to the task and began the process - I love the body language posibilities this offers me - something which I have struggled with with my figures- but something that I have consciously worked with - so far so good.
So hopefully today I will proceed with papier mache covering and possible stringing so she (??) can hang around too.
Thanks for the comments.- much appreciated.