Friday, March 23, 2012

Punch and family

Punch, Judy, and the Baby: The original Roadrunner cartoon characters. The characters here and in the following posts were all carved out of basswood, after classes with Cecilia Schiller, puppeteer and woodcarver exceptionale!

I left the carving a bit rough rather than sand them smooth as I wanted to convey the rough edged nature of their origins, character-wise, amongst the lower classes.

Punch's Merry Band takes shape

The carving is done and Punch's family is ready to take the stage. I'll have some images of the cast in the next few posts. But first off, neighbor and professional photographer Nick Felice caught the final finishing touches . . . Thanks, Nick!