Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Grendel (2006)

Had the pleasure of working with Julie Taymor back in 2006 on some pieces for her production of, Grendel (listen here to an episode of NPR all things considered), "An Operatic Moster's Tale"...Beowulf, from the 'big, bad, monster's point of view. Taymor teamed up, once again, with Michael Curry to design some fantastic masks, puppets and kinetic sculptures. A few of them I had the privilege of sculpting (models and full size) the big on-stage dragon...whose mouth opened and closed. The first image is of a smaller sculpture that became part of a very stylized large harp that was "played" during performance.

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