Gillian Hunt / Artist
The Magic Flute
I helped build and paint puppets for the Pacific Symphony's production of The Magic Flute under Robin Walsh. It was a thrill to see our puppets on stage amongst all of the incredibly talented singers and performers.
I helped create the Spirit Puppets. I heat bent metal for their mechanics, hard coated the puppets and created their faces, and built their stand.
I painted the spirit puppets and helped create their head pieces.
I learned the process of foam patterning and cutting in order to help create the animal puppets
I cut the foam pieces and glued the pieces together in order to create the animal puppet's ears
I applied a mix of materials in order to create a protective coating on the foam animal heads and prepare them for paint
The finished animal puppets on stage at the Pacific Symphony
I painted the Sarastro puppet
The Sarastro puppet on stage at the Pacific Symphony