Layers of foam were used to make this puppet and give it an appearance of wind-worn stone.
I made this giant tennis ball for a party – it needed to hold 400 giant lollipops, so it had to be pretty big! I made it out of sculpted polystyrene foam with a covering of painted felt, to give it the right texture. The venue had unusually narrow doors, so the ball was designed in [...]
This machine was welded together from steel so that it would be strong enough to kick the contestants in the rear, though I added some springs and flexible vinyl tubing so that it wouldn’t shatter any spines.
for this “Peace Parade” video we made things like tree costumes, peace-symbol costumes, protest posters, and my bikes volunteered to be festooned with flowers. Luckily I was working with a skilled art department including Christina Aprea, Mike Pantuso, Anney Fresh, Keith Ozar, Julie, Diane Andazola, and Laura Brock.
I sewed a tiny beret for this puppet, and gave it a painted wooden dowel for a cigarette. the mouth is opened and closed by a thin wooden dowel, since the puppet is too thin for a puppeteer’s arm to fit inside.
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