Bread & Puppet Inspiration
A little over a year ago Park and I were WWOOFing in Quebec. Meanwhile in Glover, Vermont our dear friend Sarah was living and working at Bread and Puppet. We had talked about coming to see her, but there was no way to contact her because they have no internet or cellphone reception there. We went hoping that it would work out... and it did. We had a tearful meeting across a field after we saw one of the most incredible and honest theater performances. We marveled at the puppets, the amount of people participating, and of course the bread and aioli they freely give after each performance. I laughed and cried. The work is serious. It deals with the paradoxical times we live in and points out the deep flaws in the happenings of the world today.
Everything at Bread and Puppet is clever and simple. Park and I are particularly fond of the many prints that B&P makes and sells as "Cheap Art". B & P believe in Cheap Art- art for everyone. Park and I believe that too, and everything about B&P is an inspiration to us. We decided to drive three hours up last Sunday morning for the Ready Unready shows. We got there in just the knick of time..which seems to be a trend of mine. It was a much smaller show since the summer crowd has left, but it was still so beautiful and intimate. We wandered around the land afterward just soaking up the feeling. Although we felt the joy of being reunited with Vermont, we definitely missed our dear Sarah.
Our walls have new meaning with Bread and Puppet works on them. They remind us of all that is good, and all we should be striving for. We have been inspired to start making woodblock prints, and will hopefully be able to share some with you soon!