STATEMENT: Madeleine Wilson

Mapura Studios artists talk about their work




Madeleine Wilson, Mabel the Marionette, 2015

Last year I did a sketch of Mabel in my drawing book alongside another sketch of Merilee, another marionette. I got inspired by the puppet show in The Sound of Music. The marionettes were being operated by the strings and there was a whole group of them. And Marionette is a song by Jimmy Webb, who is a singer/ songwriter. At the moment I’m doing Eloise and the next one is Flavia and then I’m going to do a whole series of dolls in national costume. When I heard the song Marionette, which I found on my Art Garfunkel CD, I was amazed. And I adapted it to the string marionette in The Sound of Music.