Revolting puppet, absentminded woman
Home Made Puppet Challenge
For Creative Beast Podcast with Heather Minor, our guest, artist and puppeteer Daisy Jordan set us and our listeners a challenge – to make a puppet.
Here’s mine. This is a silver fish. He is exceedingly revolting. He is enormous.
Neither Beautiful Nor Useful
He’s not even ugly in an acceptable way, like an Edward Gorey drawing or a charming European puppet from modern theatre. He’s just detestable.
The worse thing is, as a puppet, he’s rubbish. He doesn’t have very good movement, although his nose (with a white button on the end) does move up and down in a disgusting sniffing action.
His luminous legs are a glove, so in theory, he can run about.
Hopefully he’ll run into a hole.
I will attempt to make a baddie next. One that could be used in an actual production, unlike Silver Fish who would be more valuable, if he were dismantled and his component parts re-used. The only trouble is, as he’s got a face, I can’t do it.
Maybe I’ll do a show set in a private school and he can be a prefect.
Like Paul McCartney says, every thing with a face deserves a chance in life.