HANIWA

When we had our drawing trip to the British Museum last term I discovered Haniwa Japan’s ancient funereal art form. They were made from terracotta and buried with the dead. I’m looking at them again because I think they will be really helpful in the design of my puppet heads. Although Kabuki is the springboard for my ideas I want the aesthetic to be more rustic, not so ornate and elaborate, and even a bit shamanistic.