When I started my
career as a Fine Artist and Sculptor designing Puppets, and Special Costume
characters for Theater, TV and Film, some 32 years ago, I never dreamed I would
one day be designing my own line of bobble-head dolls let alone have a
career spanning so many years doing what I truly love to do. And for that I feel
As some of you already
know my celebrity caricatures are known as Bobble-Stars. I have thirty of them in
my catalog available as custom art pieces. Each one is custom designed, hand
painted, signed and numbered. Friends and colleagues, often remind me to go with
the flow and trust the Universe. After all they say, you are in entertainment
and if your work entertains and brings a bit of joy and happiness to the
world isn't that really what it's all about.
The figure on the left
you see is a NEW prototype of Madame, made famous by Wayland Flowers. This
latest creation on my recent journey down bobble lane was conceived as part of a
tribute series to the great puppeteers who have inspired me in my own career
with their artistry and generosity. She is an interpretive work, stylistically
mine, and on closer inspection you will notice my signature and trademark
touches to the piece: Namely ears, dimensional eyes with plastic lenses and
sculpted hair. This figure like all of my Hollywood Bobble-Stars stands 10
inches tall. The body is resin and the head is cast neoprene, airbrushed and
finished with an emphasis on tonal and surface detail.
These figures are not
commercially available to the general public and only by private commission. Coming
soon in this series will be Bobble-Star puppet tributes to Bil Baird,
Paul Ashley, Gerry Anderson and Michael Myerberg.
Finally, I decided to
create a Bobble-Star of the puppets, made famous by these great puppeteers
rather than caricatures of the men and woman themselves. I felt their artistry
was best remembered this way. I hope you
agree. If you are an avid fan or collector, I would love to hear your
thoughts. Drop me a line using the email link below.