Sunday, 26 June 2016

Marionette Gallery 26 - Pehanetonga

This figure was part of Mustava and the Kauri Giant. It is part of the Te Papa Collection now. Beside the Patupaiarehe, it saves the last Kauri and it is my idea of this mythological creature. Inspired by Polynesian and Maori carvings it had a powerful impact. The fourth head appears behind the three and his eyeballs, made of paua shell pull out with a long piece of fabric attached. This turns to the magic moments where the Kauri starts to see, speak and walk.  

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Marionette Gallery 25 - Show special

Davida Allen is an Australien artist. Many years ago I was ask to create a show for one of her exhibitions. Looking at the paintings, they were inspiration enough. The idea came to me to make one of her painted creatures come to life. The result is seen above. A rather expressionistic head with something resembling arms sticking from her head. This figure escaped the painting and had to be reunited with it. A fun show to create. Yes the mouth moved to add some more action.