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Warner Blake: Artworks | FRENCH & RUSSIAN MARSHALS, 1992
Performance objects used in the SOUPTALKS TRILOGY and MEMORY OF THE WHISPERED WORD were modeled after illustrations of the commanders involved in the 1812 French Invasion of Russia, and are made of polymer clay; then, several coats of gesso were sanded smooth and finished with acrylic paints and glazes. The bases hold plastic soldiers and are of various sizes to reflect the relative strength of each command and could be removed during the performance to show the loss from battle but are now glued in place. Threaded brass rod holds the General over his men and is of various lengths to indicate rank. Each brass rod is topped with a Black Angel.
Theater writer Eileen Blumenthal selected this photo by David Emery for publication in her illustrated book on the world history of puppet art from Abrams.
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