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    Inspiration for my clowns reaches as far back as the 16th style of street performance known as Commedia dell'Arte (my Punch is a direct descendent of Pulcinella) as well as drawing from more modern sources like the wondrously imagined Cirque du Soleil. Here and there I take historical reference in the construction of certain aspects of the costuming process, but I love the freedom that clowns offer to pursue the most whimsical, ludic, and even absurd directions in their attire. A couple of my marionettes have found their way into the pop culture: Mlle. Senyah was created for a how-to project on HGTV's "That's Clever!", and I was commissioned by Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Darrell Scott to creat a portrait marionette for the cover of his cd "The Theatre of the Unheard". That cd became a Top 100 Critics Choice for Rolling Stone Magazine.
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August 04, 2008


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Bonnie Jones

Chranda, I hope you will get better each and every day.

I remember when that issue came out I was totally captivated by Monsieur.

The front of the magazine to the left of that copy has my name on the front; that is the issue they did a feature story when I was inducted into ODACA.

How time flies!!!!!

Get better and take care.


Hi Bonnie! Thank you, I'm a lot better, it's just this awful cough!

And thank you about Marmot! He now lives in Devon, England, with Todd, a fabulous performance artist and puppeteer. I gave him Marmot when he visited last year to be interviewed for Faerie Magazine.

Isn't it fun how dollmakers cross paths in these magazines? It is wonderful to be showcased alongside such talented people as yourself!


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