Erminio PinqueArtist: Erminio Pinque
PO Box 5742,
Providence, RI 02903
Artist Category: Puppets
Artist Type: Education
Puppeteer/Maskmaker/Director. "Creature-Creation" is a combination puppet/maskmaking performance residency. Erminio is a faculty member at RISD, and the artistic director of the BIG NAZO LAB. He has worked with special needs, elementary, high school, and elderly students in assisting them to bring to life the characters that exist in their imaginations. Using foam rubber, fabric, cardboard and tempra paint, participants create original and extraordinary masks and puppet creatures. The process develops drawing, painting and 3-D building techniques, as well as encouraging experimentation with materials, creative storytelling, and collaboration with fellow students. The final project is to form a play, parade, environment or video.
Artist's Website: http://www.bignazo.com