Puppetry experiments

These are two of the fired puppet heads I made last year painted and developed into glove puppets as experiments for my Artshealth MA. I just let them develop as they wanted to. The canvas I used is from the roll I found at my father’s house when clearing. I have been studying my book on Francis Bacon for colours and remembering the show from Tate Liverpool which I went to last year. The baby face of one of the puppet heads reminded me of Bacon. I enjoyed sewing the canvas flaps on and painting them. Am stopping sooner than I normally would as with my 2D work. Also, I think it reflects Bacon’s way of drawing. It’s been difficult tuning in to him because his work is so challenging and works on so many levels. He certainly wasn’t afraid to go towards the darker aspects of human experience. Click images to enlarge as usual.