Puppets: Art brought to life

Puppets bring the viewer into the painting. Instead of being stationary they sway and grow and shrink. They interact with the viewer and thus the viewer becomes part of the art. I look at traditional characters from folk lore and bring them to life. Some of my puppets are simply recreations of traditional puppets found in Europe. Others are Original re-imaginings of folkloric characters. 


The Tomte is a Scandinavian Land spirit. He is the combination of the Genus Loci and soul of the first farmer to clear and work a patch of land. When happy he helps with the welfare of all who lives on the land, but it you fail to give him his due, he will cause mayhem.
He is wearable 4 feet tall puppet.

Melissa Stratton Pandina Deshria@gmail.com

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