The This is America Challenge showcases photographs that embody what America is to each person. Anyone can contribute a photograph and brief story describing why the photograph meets the challenge. With such a diverse country it’s sometimes nice to see what America looks like through the viewfinder of other folks.
Liz, a regular contributor, has submitted photographs showcasing Americas artistic side. She gave a great description of what they are,
“The photos attached were taken at the Bread & Puppet Theater Museum in Glover, Vermont. Each puppet is hand build of paper mache and can be either quite small or quite large to the point where multiple people are needed to handle them. Bread & Puppet is a very different type of theater group, in fact sometimes very controversial in their philosophy, that perform during the summer months on their farm in Vermont. They also have traveled extensively in the US to college campuses and to K-12 schools, as well as Europe and Asia, leading workshops that teach others how to make these enormous paper mache puppets. Our youngest daughter was a member of this theater group which provided us a lot of time to experience their artistic talents.”
Thank you for sharing this with us Liz, I for one may have never seen it otherwise. My paper mache always comes out looking like wet and wrinkly old newspaper (and by always, I mean the one time I tried it 10 years ago and quickly pretended it never happened).
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