I am a serious hand puppeteer.
"Out and About With Pete"
I made this piece so that I could take my fish, Pete, with me on day trips. He often gets bored and lonely sitting in his tank all day. When I come home he always swims around excitedly. He really enjoyed going to school with me.
This piece was a device to protect and house seeds. I feel that seeds are symbolic of potential and new life. They are so beautiful, vulnerable and valuable that I felt the need to build them a home in which to live until they are ready to sprout.
Kathleen Crabill is an undergraduate artist at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the Department of Craft and Material Studies.