Thursday, July 17, 2014

Back to the Puppet Challenge Project: my models.

Here are a few of the pictures I've had pinned up in the studio during the creation of the  Väinämöinen puppets. 

My dearly missed friend Leo, a good Finn; the art of Finnish illustrator Erkki Tanttu.
Dancer Merce Cunningham, for his stunning body and face.
Tapio Wirkkala, Finnish glass artist; more Erkki Tanttu.

No, Tony Bennett is not a Finn. But he's 87 and he's hot. 
(We saw him last summer at the Pantages in Tacoma, so I know whereof I speak.)

Thanks, guys. Couldn't have done it without you.


Next time: First steps, false starts and unfinished ideas.

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