SCENIC PAINTING AND PROPS CONSTRUCTION/ARTISANRY

BACKPACK PUPPET

Collaborating with the Costume Designer, Director, and actors, I researched, designed, and built a backpack-style puppet for the production Stumpy Legs Too Short at Carnegie Mellon.

Using a PVC backpack frame from a previous show, I added arms with different types of joints at the elbow and shoulder to provide human-like movement. I worked with the puppeteer throughout the rehearsal process to make sure the puppet was both comfortable and easy to use while simultaneously fulfilling the costume designer’s vision.

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PLASTER URNS

For a production of The Rose Tattoo at Williamstown Theatre Festival, an urn was broken each night. Consequently, I cast and painted 30 urns throughout the run.

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CLOCK TREE

For the class Scenic Painting 2, I was tasked with designing, budgeting, and creating my own project. I designed a clock tree from the book series The Magicians by Lev Grossman. After creating a rendering and to-scale model, I made a schedule and budget for labor and materials. I then used foam and different types of fabric to achieve the shape and bark-like texture.

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OTHER PROJECTS

Rusted sign
Rusted sign
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Illuminated Letter
Illuminated Letter

Front Lit

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Illuminated Letter
Illuminated Letter

Back lit

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Croquet mallet
Croquet mallet

Matched foam to wood

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Table
Table

Originally painted white

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Fake Jello
Fake Jello

Resin cast in a jello mold

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Breakable piggy banks
Breakable piggy banks
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Fake brick
Fake brick
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Marble floor tile
Marble floor tile
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