The Squeaking Tribe

Purple Cyclops Marionette

Description

Cyclops/Sheclopse

From its origins in the early Greek mythology, the primitive one-eyed ogre-giant that is the Cyclops has evolved through any number of differing guises and remains one of my favourite, quirky, left-of-centre designs which I continue to explore and reinterpret to this day. What can I say, there is simply something fun (and a little wild) about a monocular monster fumbling its way within a world which favours the two-eyed that keeps me laughing. Perhaps you know the feeling, too?

Marionette in doll form is approximately 25cm in height or 60cm when strung.

Squeaky Classics: Original designs for all ages from our early roots til now!

The first puppet I ever made in our standard 6-string design was a little Mummy marionette, a simple bandaged affair which utilised the weight of the clay pieces and the meagre costuming to create a proper functioning prototype which remains the core design behind most of our work to date. By working with some basic archetypes and alternating through gender, age and cultural influences, I developed a classic range of differing characters which are a continuing part of the Squeaking Tribe canon today. As familiar as these characters are to me now, I keep the joy alive by incorporating more details and personal quirks than I did in the past, so each one still retains its own unique identity. For the budget-minded, these are a good starting point to gauge your interest without betting the farm. A perfect launch-pad for the young ones, too!

$90.00

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