This is the second to last piece I finished for my show. It's a figure that pulls on a string to operate a marionette. It was purchased the afternoon before my opening by Maura Tierney. No, I wasn't there, so I didn't get to meet her.
BTW - the opening was great, the pieces looked incredible in the space. The crowd was the perfect size, very appreciative and everyone had a good time. I sold 2 more pieces that night. I will try to post some pics from that night.
Now on to "Adroit"......................................
As always, click on the pictures to see them larger.
Here I'm working out the position of the arms and how the strings run from the controller to the marionette. The figure's right arm moves up and down and pulls a string that runs through her hand.
The box that I refurbished for the base. Not sure if this box contained a phone or maybe a wind-up motor of some kind.
The figure's head.
The marionette was made from found objects. It took all afternoon to gather just the right pieces. And of course everything had to be aged down. She is about 3 1/2" high.
The marionette assemble. Her torso is the base to a light bulb, her head is an old doll part, one leg is off an old Barbie and rest are odds and ends. Making this was almost like making jewelry.
The Marionette in place, with strings attached.
Adroit ready for final assembly. You can see how the arm operates here.
The lower half of the figure is a foundry pattern, used to cast a very large drill bit I suppose.