This was my studio at the Brew House, a non-profit artist co-op located on the South Side of Pittsburgh. Below are some photographs of the space from 2003 – 2005. I was creating puppet shows, paintings, drawings and lots of kinetic sculpture at the time. To get to the studio, I had to take an old freight or passenger elevator. (depending on which one was working) The window looked out on a dilapidated wall of rusty pipes in a corridor of the 1890 brewery building. To visitors, I probably seemed like the Sebastian character from Blade Runner, living in an old industrial structure with a bunch of puppets!
This was the “kitchen” area.
Puppets and props.
Below, the spice rack. The yellowed paper on the wall was a list of
Duquesne Brewery employees that I discovered in the room.
My puppet group completed the show Perseus, Medusa and the Magic Frisbee in the space. The hour-long production involving ten puppeteers, four voice actors, two musicians and twenty puppets was featured at the Black Sheep Puppet Festival in 2003.
I constantly thought the place was haunted.