Finished commission

Saturday, March 2, 2013

I’m very happy to post that I have just successfully completed three months worth of work, creating tailor-made recycling-bin puppets for educational work about recycling, funded by ACT NOWaste.

For this particular commission, I created two sets of puppets (about 60cm high) and two sets of 20 fabricated items (recyclable and non-recyclable). All puppets and objects are created from a number of materials, mainly consisting of re-enforced foam rubber – so that they are very strong and durable.

Here are the results!

Initial sketches, working out my approach to creating the puppets.

Initial sketches, working out my approach to creating the puppets.

Finished puppets, commissioned by ACT NOWaste. Photo by Pete Butz

Finished puppets, commissioned by ACT NOWaste. Photo by Pete Butz

Sketch of series of objects

Sketch of series of objects

Prototypes of the objects

Prototypes of the objects

Finished objects! Photo by Pete Butz

Finished objects! Photo by Pete Butz

Close up of objects. Each one is hand sculpted, re-enforced, felted and treated for durability. Photo by Pete Butz

Close up of objects. Each one is hand sculpted, re-enforced, felted and treated for durability. Photo by Pete Butz

Close up of objects. Each one is hand sculpted, re-enforced, felted and treated for durability. Photo by Pete Butz

Close up of objects. Each one is hand sculpted, re-enforced, felted and treated for durability. Photo by Pete Butz

Finished puppets, commissioned by ACT NOWaste. Photo by Pete Butz

Finished puppets, commissioned by ACT NOWaste. Photo by Pete Butz