Welcome dear reader!


In the picture above you can see my first 2 marionette projects. The right one is The Tinman, based on the version of The Wiz played by Nipsey Russell. This was my first marionette that I carved totally out of wood. I tried to keep close to the Wiz version but I simplified him a little. I enjoyed working on him very much because he is one of my most adored characters, especially the one played by Nipsey Russell in 1978.



The left one is Pinocchio, a character I assume everyone knows. I began reading the original book by Carlo Collodi to find more about the true version of Pinocchio. He was far more extreme than what Disney made of him: for instance, Pinocchio accidentally killed Jiminy Cricket with a hammer. The cricket then became Pinocchio's conscience as a ghost. Therefore, you can see a cricket on Pinocchio's chest as a symbol of his conscience in my designed version. I'm making replicas in resin of Pinocchio, soon for sale on my webshop as a Limited Edition.


In my gallery you can find more pictures of Tinman and Pinocchio in the making!

If you would like to receive more info about my work, feel free to contact me here!

Joseph Thissen art & creations 

Steegstraat 16a
6041 EA Roermond 

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