Friday, April 3, 2015


I spent much of this winter designing the puppets for a shadow puppet play by Cecilia Cackley of Wit's End Puppets in Washington D.C. Saudade is about living as an american immigrant and longing for home. 

The screen for Saudade is crankie or moving panorama surrounded by 3 screens.
Puppet design

Image for paper cut on the crankie

I designed 60 shadow puppets for this piece.

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Yo no soy mexicano. Yo no soy gringo. Yo no soy chicano. No soy gringo en USA y mexicano en Mexico. Soy chicano en todas partes. No tengo que asimilarme a nada. Tengo mi propia historia.”
― Carlos Fuentes
— at Atlas Performing Arts Center.

More puppets


Shadow puppets

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