Today we finished making all of the shadow puppets for a show that we will hold in uni next week, based on the book Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. We also made most of the props for the show. I made the puppet for Mr Samsa, the main character’s father and some pieces for the set including a portrait that hangs in the main character, Gregor’s room. I also made some furniture for his room. I made a door for the set and some food which Gregor’s sister delivers to him later on in the book.
My work was inspired by Lotte Reiniger’s as her shadow puppets are extremely detailed as well as the sets surrounding them. Her simple technique of cutting little details out of the black card easily creates different textures in the puppets clothing and in the environments surrounding them.