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September 3, 2010

All of you are familiar with Frank Braun’s Wizard of Oz, the famous American tale of a little girl named Dorothy who is swept away from her home in Kansas to the Land of Oz, and must find the ruler to get back home. Like so many childhood stories, from Collodi’s Pinocchio to Spielberg’s AI, role’s like Gepetto’s, the puppet master, are pivotal metaphors for sovereign rule and human freedom. But puppets, whether string or hand held are also creative anthropometric extensions of you. They can assume many personalities, or act as your personal handmade avatars.

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