Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wiley and the Hairy Man.
This is for a production called Wiley and the Hairy Man. I have currently logged more than 40 hours on this project. My part has been to design and build "The Hairy Man." The director of the play wanted him to be a nightmarish collection of swamp bits. These bits are supposed to combine to form a 8 foot tall tree puppet controlled by 5 puppeteers. The puppet is simple enough, two stumps for legs, two branches for arms, and an ivy covered stump for a head. As you can see in some of the pictures the limbs (branches and stumps) have rods attached so that the puppeteers dressed in all black can controll it Bunraku style.