Monday, May 17, 2010


Wayne White was invited this week by friend and art instructor Mike Quinn of The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee to build a 30-foot puppet resembling the school's founder W. R. "Sawney" Webb as a part of the school's Art Week and 14oth year anniversary. Assisted by students and using cardboard, foam core, bamboo, paint and wire, White constructed a 40-pound puppet head, clothed with a jacket made of 12 hot-glued t-shirts and paints made of rainbow satin. Reminiscent of White's automated George Jones head recently exhibited at Rice University, this puppet was created in two and a half days and was operated by students in a final celebration parade.

Click to read a PDF of the full article from The Daily News Journal.