Puppets

I've been meaning since starting this blog to get some pictures of my work up, so without further ado, here are some of my puppets...

A family photo here, with (left to right), the Sea Baby, Boris (stage name when in drag - Esmerelda), Needlehead and the MC. (All about 2 foot tall)

Close up of the Sea Baby. He's a very good flier.

This one never really got a name, but I think Surprise is a good one, because she permanently looks it... Her face is made of a doll's torso, with opening and closing eyes fixed in where the nipples should be. Her heart is missing in this photo, but normally hangs in her chest, a dangling and stained yellow withered organ...
She is about 18" tall.

This guy's head is made from salt-fired ceramic, and his body from a branch of the cherry tree from the garden of the house I did most of my growing up in. (15" tall)

The Old Man. He is a very sad little character, who frequently collapses while knitting in his armchair. Pictured here on a tor on the moors in Devon. (8")

The Man with the Wooden Heart. (2'6" or so)

It makes a nice knocking noise in his chest.

Close up of Boris (Esmerelda) and Needlehead. Needlehead's torso is made from a piece of wood my friend found that had grown over a length of barbed wire. (How amazing is nature?) The barb wire forms his arms.

The MC.

The Rabbit. He is made from wood with a roadkill rabbit skin and rusty wheels from a skip. He has a vicious squeak when he moves....eeek....eeeek.....it adds to the ridiculous horror-show feel. (12" tall or so)

Hammond Organ, shown here with his zip open and organs pouring out. (2'6")

Here with the Old Man.

Boris and Needlehead again.

And a close up of the Key Bird. She also has opening and closing eyes and her feet are made of keys.