Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bread & Puppet

Visited Bread & Puppet's museum in Glover, Vermont. Thousands and thousands of huge papermache creations in a 145-year-old barn. Forty plus years worth of giant puppet heads.

In the words of my friend John Moremen, "I dig it the most!"

These folks are dedicated to creating 'cheap art' - gently prodding our tense and addled society to resist the dangerous vices of greed, hatred, and violence. They tour widely, and continue to provide spectacular, provocative, and wise messages to our divided, adrenaline and money-fueled world.

I first encountered their puppets at Nixon's Counter-inaugural parade in 1973.

Do not pass Go. Breathe. Eat an apple.
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