Liorah Tchiprout builds puppets which she uses as models for my prints.
The puppets represent how the artist deals with situations she finds intimidating or confusing - shrinking them down whilst also giving them due reverence. They are based on real people, characters from books, and metaphors. They rattle around mediums - born in paintings, growing into puppets with fabric and human hair and, in turn, as models for works on paper.
“My work is informed by a sustained practice of drawing from life, especially on the London underground. Coming from a culture which gives such reverence to the word, and traditionally mistrusts the image, making images, especially puppets, has a certain dissidence, which fascinates me.”