The five puppet bodies, 15 heads, and 11 stage panels I built for The Ulrike Quade Company are now part of the new performance The OSAKA Project. It plays at Frascati in Amsterdam April 9-11, 2015 (http://www.frascatitheater.nl/content/osaka) and possibly at other festivals in the future.
This was an exciting collaboration between the Ulrike Quade Company and the young actors of The Factory/Likeminds.
Thursday, Nov 27 2014 is the much anticipated premier of 'Kasimir und Karoline'. I fabricated numerous puppets, masks, and other performing objects for the Ulrike Quade Company's production at Theater Basel (http://www.ulrikequade.nl/) (http://www.theater-basel.ch/).
At the end of September I will be once again visiting the World Festival of Puppetry, in Charleville-Mezieres, France. I performed there in 2006 with Serra Hirsch of Puppet Junction. Whereas I won't be officially involved in this year's festival I am very anxious to reconnect with my performance contacts, and also meet some important new ones.
I am currently on-site in Connecticut for the next three weeks with the musician Michael Pestel preparing to fabricate his next architectural-sound installation. Another project amongst the woods and lakes of rural America... not bad.
In July I finished fabricating an exciting sculpture for the acclaimed fine artist, Peter Coffin. Living in the woods for four weeks in an un-finished hunting lodge from 1895 and bathing in the lake added to this fascinating experience.
In May 2013, I attended the Biennale Internationale des Arts de la Marionnette
In April I worked once again for Randy Carfagno Productions, a long-time friend/employee. I airbrushed an enormous head of Julia-Louis Dreyfuss as part of a costume that raced the American President mascots during a Washington Nationals Baseball game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu8-FJtunIg
I also built a prototype hand puppet of a McDonald's Chicken Wrap, used by Comedy Central.
And last, but not least, I painted an unique Pinocchio mannequin as part of Randy's private collection.
In March, I worked for long-time client, Spaeth Design, carving foam pieces to look like an enormous, stacked-slate Honey Jar sent to Hong Kong for a department store window display.