Monday, February 19, 2018

Renne-Van Rose - In Memory of Renne

  Most of my earnest attempts to “be serious” in life,  only made people laugh. I finally decided it that the world must need more whimsy! Ever since, I have become seriously whimsical in writing comedy and in creating creatures who come to life with foam, glitter, glue and perhaps an incantation or two! 
The masks and lanterns I make reflect my love of comedy as a means to investigate the constant conflicts of being human. 
Ultimately, I believe humour is the surest gateway to hope. It is a belief reinforced by my friend, Renne Rose, before she passed away in January 2016.  The jaunty bird, Renne-Van Rose was created in her honour, with good faith that she took flight. Before she left, she helped me find my wings. I sometimes sense she still leaves lovely, shiny things in my path. 

Atomic Chicken

Sunday, February 18, 2018


My puppet head (right) Homage to David Bowie and Prince (aka the Purple One) at Puppetry with Tom Lee. Queens,  New York. 2016.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

My Father, The Pirate

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