X-Treme Pupaphobia, the exhibit title, comes from my long-term
love for the elusive death/rebirth of puppetry art. Having had my
young, pliable brain saturated with the surreal magic images at an early
age, I have been addicted to puppetry ever since. Within this exhibit, I
hope to give a glimpse into how puppetry and marionettes are ingrained into
our popular culture from the 1920s on. I’ve included from my personal
collection photos, posters, textiles, rare books, film clips and of
course puppets, in just about every shape and form imaginable and some not!
I hope you will get a contact high from the extreme bliss found in collecting,
studying, creating and performing these unique illusions of life.
Mike Siculan 614-515-7127