I play a character called Sydney Pearson.
I may add Sydney’s bio below this one at a later date.
I make stuff, it’s what I do. I’m an explorer of media and I have trouble settling down with one art form. That’s why puppets are so important to me. It is an art that encompasses all others. Puppetry synthesizes all my various interests—storytelling, writing, sculpting, painting, acting, engineering, design, drawing, sound, music, fibers, sewing, fashion and general crafting—all into one place. Puppet shows are a way for me to package these interests and focus them. I live in Portland. I’m allergic to the sun and I rarely leave my studio. I make just enough money to pay my rent and buy materials and I thrive on making the next thing. Because it’s what I do.
I make my world. Literally. I live in self-imposed isolation and create miniatures. Articulated dolls which act the way I want them to because I literally control the strings, in stories I populate, in settings I construct. I expend every resource I have to continue this; to make sure I have enough sharp blades and wood and paint and fabric to keep it going.