Friday, November 20, 2015

Crazy4Cult 9

"Creatures of Thra"

10" x 20"

Acrylics on board

 The more I see remakes of movies, the more I miss Jim Henson. The imagination of Henson had no limit. Whether it was storytelling, film or puppetry, he was always pushing the boundaries of his art. The movie the Dark Crystal is a great example of that and the inspiration for this latest piece for tonight's Crazy4Cult show at Gallery 1988. I still remember my mom taking me to the movies to see this and it blew my mind. If you haven't yet watched the doc on Henson, do yourself a favor and check it out over on the PBS website. If you still need a Muppet fix you can also track down an amazing doc on the puppeteer behind Big Bird, called, I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story.