Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yaga Baba Details

Yaga and Skull Torch


Vasilisa's Doll

Yaga Means Snake

Yaga Baba "Poster"




"Yaga Baba" 7 Color Woodcut Prints, Edition of 9, 30"x22".

A better late than never poster for my shadow play 'Yaga Baba' performed in October 2012.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Last Girl at Golden Feelings 11/14/12

I'll be performing my newest Shadow Play, 'Last Girl' for 'Golden Feelings', Wednesday, November 14, at 9pm.  At The (Espresso) Bar, 327 Braun Court, Ann Arbor.  Live soundtrack by Tone Locator (Dan Tower).  Orphans (Mike Kearns) will also be playing a set, and there will be a screening of experimental films curated by Dustin Krcatovich.

Last Girl Sketches

title shot

 last girls red and green

The Last Girl meets the CHUD's

The Last Girl meets the CHUD's (close up)

"I'm Going to Eat You All Up"

 The Scream


"Time to take out the trash"

Last Girl bows before the Snake Goddess

'Kamandi:The Last Boy on Earth' by Jack Kirby
'C.H.U.D.' directed by Andrew Bonime
'The Passion of Joan of Arc' directed by Carl Dreyer
'Men, Women, and Chainsaws' by Carol Clover
'The Golden Bough' by James Frazer

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Dlectricity Shadow Puppet Shows

I'll be performing two different shadow plays as part of Dlectricity this Friday, October 5 and Saturday,  
October 6.  The performances will be in the Prentis Court of the Detroit Institute of the Arts.  Admission to the shows is free.  Enter via John R, next to the Detroit Film Theater.

Friday, October 5 at 8pm and Saturday, 6 at 10pm I will be performing 'Mama Three Eyes' a  shadow play about the Hindu Goddess Kali.   Viewers will witness Kali's creation of the universe, a battle with demons and the dawn of time, and her intervention in a modern day space invasion.

'Yaga Baba' will be performed Saturday, October 6 at 8pm.  Based on a Russian fairy tale, a little girl is left alone to baby-sit her little brother.  She must travel to the middle of the woods and rescue him when he is kidnapped by Yaga the witch and her pet crows.

The puppets will be performed live to a pre-recorded soundtrack featuring original music by Dan Tower and narration by Sonja B.C.

Big Rusty Nails to Mary Fortuna and Paint Creek Center for the Arts for hooking me up with this gig.  Also major props to Carrie Morris and Larry Baranski at the DIA, Alivia Zivich and the other members of the Dlectricity staff for all their support.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Mama Three Eyes

Shadow Sketches for upcoming performance of a Shadow Puppet Play based around the Hindu Goddess Kali, at the DIA Friday October 5, part of Dlectricity.

In the Hut of Baba Yaga

Shadow Sketches for upcoming performance 'Yaga Baba' at the DIA Saturday, October 6.  Part of Dlectricity.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Garland of Severed Heads

First completed shadow puppet for 'Mama Three Eyes', a shadow play about the Hindu Goddess Kali I am developing for the Dlectricity arts festival in Detroit October 5 and 6, 2012.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Monday, July 02, 2012

Thoth in the Kaleidoscope UFO

I'm super psyched to be performing in this show, the first live puppet show I ever saw was at the DIA  (Punch and Judy, I was 5 and laughed my ass off).  The show is free, in the DIA auditorium, near the old cafe.  Dan Tower is jamming live while I rock two light projectors.  Hope to see you there.

Trailer (not Dan's music):

DIA Promo:

Yakub's Folly

"Yakub's Folly", 11x11", Relief Print, edition of 200(!) for MOCAD Afro Futurist Box

click this link for more info about the Box:

for back story on the image, dig this:

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Evil Forest Details

some close up shots of the Evil Forest Prints

Evil Forest

"Evil Forest"(inspired by 'Things Fall Apart' by Chinua Achebe), 5 color relief print with hand stampings, 30"x22", "edition" of 10, each unique.

 number 10

 number 7

 number 6

 number 3

number 1