Giant Elk, the Puppet Kitchen for Magic the Gathering 2016
Giant Elk, the Puppet Kitchen for Magic the Gathering 2016

I worked on a team that created this "Elk" at the Puppet Kitchen. I worked mainly on the head and antlers; I designed and built both the internal plywood structure and external interlaced L200 foam of the face.

Giant Elk, the Puppet Kitchen for Magic the Gathering 2016

The Giant Elk in motion at PAX West in Seattle. This puppet was commissioned by Magic the Gathering to promote the release of their 2016 expantion block Kaladesh.

Flamingos, the Puppet Kitchen for San Diego Zoo 2016
Flamingos, the Puppet Kitchen for San Diego Zoo 2016

I was in charge of structures for these flamingo puppets, designed and created by the Puppet Kitchen for the San Diego Zoo. 

Giraffes, the Puppet Kitchen for San Diego Zoo 2016
Giraffes, the Puppet Kitchen for San Diego Zoo 2016

I was in charge of structures for these giraffe puppets, designed and created by the Puppet Kitchen for the San Diego Zoo. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the Puppet Kitchen 2014
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the Puppet Kitchen 2014

I worked on the head of this puppet. I sculpted the foam base and draped & stitched the painted spandex cover.

Puppets designed by the Puppet Kitchen

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the Puppet Kitchen 2014
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the Puppet Kitchen 2014

I worked on the head of this puppet. I sculpted the foam base and draped & stitched the spandex cover.

Puppets designed by the Puppet Kitchen

Silver Wings, Carelli's Costumes 2014
Silver Wings, Carelli's Costumes 2014

Wings for Facing Goya at the Spoleto Festival. I worked in the crafts department at Carelli's Costume in NYC on this project. 

Designed by: 
Anita Yavich

Silver Wings (on stage)
Silver Wings (on stage)
Goose Kite-Puppet, Chinese Theatre Works 2010
Goose Kite-Puppet, Chinese Theatre Works 2010

This Kite-Puppet was commissioned for a performance in China at EXPO Shanghai 2010. 

I cut and assembled the lexan frame, and draped, stitched, and hand-painted the silk covering. 

Puppet Design: 
Steve Kaplin

Goose Kite-Puppet (on stage)
Goose Kite-Puppet (on stage)
Olive Tree for ALL at the Guggenheim 2011
Olive Tree for ALL at the Guggenheim 2011

I worked on a two-person team to attach synthetic olive leaves to the branches of this real olive tree.

The original work by Maurizio Catalan used a live tree, but this partially synthetic re-creation was needed to make the work light enough to suspend in the Guggenheim rotunda.

Stiching Work, Avenue Q Paris, Rick Lyon Studios 2012
Stiching Work, Avenue Q Paris, Rick Lyon Studios 2012

I cut and stitched these costume pieces from existing patterns, and hand-stitched the features on this head.

Puppet Designs: 
Rick Lyon

Miss Dirty Martini with "ZEUS", Basil Twist 2013
Miss Dirty Martini with "ZEUS", Basil Twist 2013

I assisted Mr.Twist with this puppet for International Burlesque Sensation Miss Dirty Martini. I worked on the body patterning and head sculpture of the swan.   

"ZEUS" created by Basil Twist 

Costume by
David Quinn

Photo by
Steven Menendez

Seafoam Sleepwalk, Basil Twist 2013
Seafoam Sleepwalk, Basil Twist 2013

I assisted in Basil Twist's studio on this puppet. I draped and stitched the large ethafoam hands in textilene. Hands measure roughly 4 feet tall. 

Photo: Brendan Hardy

Rockette Hats, Carelli's Costume 2011
Rockette Hats, Carelli's Costume 2011

Hats for the Rockettes Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall. I worked in the crafts department at Carelli's Costume in NYC on this project. 

Designed by:
Martin Pakledinaz

Champagne Girls, Carelli's Costumes 2014
Champagne Girls, Carelli's Costumes 2014

Hats and gauntlets for champagne girls in a Norwegian Cruise Lines cabaret. I worked in the crafts department at Carelli's Costume in NYC on this project. 

Designed by:
Eduardo Sicangco

Tree Headpieces, Izquierdo Studio 2011
Tree Headpieces, Izquierdo Studio 2011

Headpieces for Trees in the opera L'Enfant et les Sortil├Ęges at the Castleton Festival.  I was the sole fabricator of these pieces at Izquierdo Studio in NYC. 

Designed by:
Nick Vaughan

Fabric Girl, the Puppet Kitchen 2013
Fabric Girl, the Puppet Kitchen 2013

I patterned and stitched this fabric head for a project at the Puppet Kitchen in NYC. 

Puppet designed by the Puppet Kitchen.

22 Jump Street - Eye Mech, Izquierdo Studio 2013

I made this eye mechanism at Izquierdo Studio in NYC for a drugged out scene in the movie 22 Jump Street.

Giant Elk, the Puppet Kitchen for Magic the Gathering 2016
Giant Elk, the Puppet Kitchen for Magic the Gathering 2016
Flamingos, the Puppet Kitchen for San Diego Zoo 2016
Giraffes, the Puppet Kitchen for San Diego Zoo 2016
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the Puppet Kitchen 2014
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the Puppet Kitchen 2014
Silver Wings, Carelli's Costumes 2014
Silver Wings (on stage)
Goose Kite-Puppet, Chinese Theatre Works 2010
Goose Kite-Puppet (on stage)
Olive Tree for ALL at the Guggenheim 2011
Stiching Work, Avenue Q Paris, Rick Lyon Studios 2012
Miss Dirty Martini with "ZEUS", Basil Twist 2013
Seafoam Sleepwalk, Basil Twist 2013
Rockette Hats, Carelli's Costume 2011
Champagne Girls, Carelli's Costumes 2014
Tree Headpieces, Izquierdo Studio 2011
Fabric Girl, the Puppet Kitchen 2013
22 Jump Street -  Eye Mech, Izquierdo Studio 2013
Giant Elk, the Puppet Kitchen for Magic the Gathering 2016

I worked on a team that created this "Elk" at the Puppet Kitchen. I worked mainly on the head and antlers; I designed and built both the internal plywood structure and external interlaced L200 foam of the face.

Giant Elk, the Puppet Kitchen for Magic the Gathering 2016

The Giant Elk in motion at PAX West in Seattle. This puppet was commissioned by Magic the Gathering to promote the release of their 2016 expantion block Kaladesh.

Flamingos, the Puppet Kitchen for San Diego Zoo 2016

I was in charge of structures for these flamingo puppets, designed and created by the Puppet Kitchen for the San Diego Zoo. 

Giraffes, the Puppet Kitchen for San Diego Zoo 2016

I was in charge of structures for these giraffe puppets, designed and created by the Puppet Kitchen for the San Diego Zoo. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the Puppet Kitchen 2014

I worked on the head of this puppet. I sculpted the foam base and draped & stitched the painted spandex cover.

Puppets designed by the Puppet Kitchen

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the Puppet Kitchen 2014

I worked on the head of this puppet. I sculpted the foam base and draped & stitched the spandex cover.

Puppets designed by the Puppet Kitchen

Silver Wings, Carelli's Costumes 2014

Wings for Facing Goya at the Spoleto Festival. I worked in the crafts department at Carelli's Costume in NYC on this project. 

Designed by: 
Anita Yavich

Silver Wings (on stage)
Goose Kite-Puppet, Chinese Theatre Works 2010

This Kite-Puppet was commissioned for a performance in China at EXPO Shanghai 2010. 

I cut and assembled the lexan frame, and draped, stitched, and hand-painted the silk covering. 

Puppet Design: 
Steve Kaplin

Goose Kite-Puppet (on stage)
Olive Tree for ALL at the Guggenheim 2011

I worked on a two-person team to attach synthetic olive leaves to the branches of this real olive tree.

The original work by Maurizio Catalan used a live tree, but this partially synthetic re-creation was needed to make the work light enough to suspend in the Guggenheim rotunda.

Stiching Work, Avenue Q Paris, Rick Lyon Studios 2012

I cut and stitched these costume pieces from existing patterns, and hand-stitched the features on this head.

Puppet Designs: 
Rick Lyon

Miss Dirty Martini with "ZEUS", Basil Twist 2013

I assisted Mr.Twist with this puppet for International Burlesque Sensation Miss Dirty Martini. I worked on the body patterning and head sculpture of the swan.   

"ZEUS" created by Basil Twist 

Costume by
David Quinn

Photo by
Steven Menendez

Seafoam Sleepwalk, Basil Twist 2013

I assisted in Basil Twist's studio on this puppet. I draped and stitched the large ethafoam hands in textilene. Hands measure roughly 4 feet tall. 

Photo: Brendan Hardy

Rockette Hats, Carelli's Costume 2011

Hats for the Rockettes Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall. I worked in the crafts department at Carelli's Costume in NYC on this project. 

Designed by:
Martin Pakledinaz

Champagne Girls, Carelli's Costumes 2014

Hats and gauntlets for champagne girls in a Norwegian Cruise Lines cabaret. I worked in the crafts department at Carelli's Costume in NYC on this project. 

Designed by:
Eduardo Sicangco

Tree Headpieces, Izquierdo Studio 2011

Headpieces for Trees in the opera L'Enfant et les Sortil├Ęges at the Castleton Festival.  I was the sole fabricator of these pieces at Izquierdo Studio in NYC. 

Designed by:
Nick Vaughan

Fabric Girl, the Puppet Kitchen 2013

I patterned and stitched this fabric head for a project at the Puppet Kitchen in NYC. 

Puppet designed by the Puppet Kitchen.

22 Jump Street - Eye Mech, Izquierdo Studio 2013

I made this eye mechanism at Izquierdo Studio in NYC for a drugged out scene in the movie 22 Jump Street.

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