One of my many "want-to-do"-projects is making marionettes. I started it a few years ago by creating two puppets' heads. This one is a blind old man, a seer or beggar. The material I used is some air-drying modelling clay. It is very light weighted and can be worked on after drying.
Don't whether this qualifies as very ''deviant''.. It's what I do for a living. A recent commission for a couple who have a house full of my stained glass, and said to me ''living with your glass has enriched our lives''! The imagery is a composite of many aspects of the Australian landscape, lodged in my memory after much travelling round the countryside.
The second puppet I started is this one. He does not seem to be a very friendly guy and I think that he will have to play the evil part in the stories. I think the face is somewhat rough. Quite right for an evil sorcerer.
Made from the same air-drying modelling clay as the seer. Photo (slightly edited to get the outlines clearer) and head by me!
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