Maggie’s Fancy Puppets

Maggie’s Fancy Hand Puppets are in toy boxes and art collections in the U.S. and the British Isles.  These are Punch-style hand puppets with cloth bodies and papier mâché heads; they may depict a human, an animal, or a fantastic combination of the two. All of my puppets are based on real-world observations: some feature that caught my eye and excited my brain.

Here’s my latest puppet, a young triceratops (Miss T. Cera Tops) created for a paleontologist to use in presentations. You can view more Maggie’s Fancy Puppets below.

Solo Exhibitions

Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, 2001. Solo show: hand puppets and rod puppets.

Peter Jones Gallery, Chicago, 1999. Solo show: puppets, poems, masks, costumes, jewelry.

Duo Exhibition

Artesia Studio, Chicago, 2004. Arts Month duo show with print maker Valerie Richards: “Prints and Puppets for Peace.”

Group Exhibitions

Art Institute of Chicago Staff Show, 2009. “Student Bodhisattva,” a life-sized parade puppet.

Illinois State Museum’s Illinois Artisans Program Art Sprees at the James Thompson Center, Chicago: June 2006, October 2006, 2008 (the Green Art Spree). A Juried Artisan of ISM/IAP since 1998.

Peter Jones Gallery, Chicago, 1997. Fiber Arts group show (puppets).

View my arts resume (pdf).