Boston Theater and Beyond
Do you mean he's trying to figure out where the puppets came from, what kind of puppets they are, who made the puppets, or have the puppets been stolen? So confused.
Hi Sarah,He is trying to figure out what the puppets represent. And the cultural origin. i.e. Balinese or Indian, etc.He explains better on his site.
I've known pretty much from the beginning that they are Javanese and they represent figures from one of the Hindu epics (most likely the Mahabharata.) However there are a lot of issues involved that make it hard for a non-expert like myself to interpret the characters.Art's friend, Tim, has helped me solve the problem of red figure-- who appears to be the Indonesian Baladewa (known in India as Balarama)the brother of Krishna. The blue figure is still a mystery-- though Tim offered several suggestions.
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