Archive for October 6th, 2010

Brownie Puppeteer

Beauregard Hawthorne and his Amazing Puppet. 16 inches.

This piece was a lot of fun. My idea was to play with the juxtaposition of a happy, friendly, smiling brownie with a grumpy, abrasive, possibly hostile Beetle puppet.

In this three-quarters view you can see that Beau is standing with his weight on his left leg and is starting to take a step with his right. You can also get a better view of the puppets wings and the way they come out from under a back yoke on his body.

Love, love, love the contrast between these two faces. The puppet head has an actual functional Muppet mouth and Beau’s hand is really inside. The beetles eyebrow/feelers are wired to hold their position and have a rich velvety texture.

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