This particular blog has come about because I am taking part in Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ Online Puppet Challenge exhibition in June 2014. Somebody signed me up for it, (was it you Clive?).
I guess it may be because I took part in the other 2 online exhibitions: Maquettes, and Alphabet Soup. (See http://clivehicksjenkins.wordpress.com ) Anyway I did not want to clog up Clive’s Artlog with pictures of work in progress, so here I am writing my own blog!
THE PUPPET CHALLENGE.
I have chosen the legend of the Loubérou or Lébérou, known in various rural areas of France. Constructing a puppet that operates properly is truly a challenge, although I have sculpted and made props in art college and the theatre, that was a long time ago. So, I am dipping into this project with great trepidation. Firstly, I felt I had to get to know the character , hence the storyboard format. I am still a long way from the actual fabrication of the puppet.
1. The house of EhBeh, in the Place of Goats, (la Crabouille)
2. EhBeh asleep in bed
3. He dreams of bells and goats.
6. He rushes from the house, with the strongest compulsion to see the fountain in the enchanted forest.
7. He reaches the fountain.
to be continued………..I think I will try to work him with rods from the back. I hope it will make the running element easier, as I can roll his legs in a circular motion, giving the effect of running. (I need to draw that one) Also I now plan to make him a redhead., then he can be EhBehRoux , (EhBeh being a play on the slang Eh Beh, meaning ‘so what?’, then L’ébérou, am I getting too complicated perhaps? )