The Puppet Show
From my 2015 Solo Show at Brassworks Gallery, With additions in 2017, and 2018
Artist statement from the 2015 opening.
Seven years ago I was watching CBS Sunday Morning, and writing in my sketchbook (a long tradition of therapy for me). I thought wouldn't it be funny to have an art show called “The Puppet Show”. You know me, funny, laughter, kindness, innocence, love… mixed with a little devilry, it’s what I’m all about, puppets are about that too. Instantly I thought, “Man I’d love to paint a giant Charlie McCarthy head” and started a little sketch.
I dedicate “The Puppet Show “ to my wife Judi, without whom I could not have done it.
Gouache and ink resist painting
Gouache over textured gesso
Gouache on paper and Birch panel
Charcoal on paper