Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Giant Puppet - the Ancestor Project

I am happily building a giant puppet for a project coming up mid-April at l'École Océane 
The project explores personal and cultural identity through creative writing and art workshops.  
Over a two week period the primary school students will immerse themselves into the Ancestor Project.  They will be interviewing family and community members and chronicling their stories through words and masks, art and puppetry.   The giant puppet is called the Ancestor, she is a wise old woman, she knows all the stories.

That's it: I am finishing the puppet today - and finishing is the right word, it's down to the finishing twists and turns.  The bulk is done, it was fun.  I will build a sturdy nest later and will have more pictures of the nest and dove headdress to show next week.

This week, I've been listening to Salome Leclerc - here's Le vent nous portera . . .

1 comment:

  1. Her face has turned out beautifully. She looks wise and kind.
    Very exciting to see the process.