Potential of a bath pom

Puppetry has a unique ability to take the ordinary things of life and unpack them; both as ideas but also as actual materials.  Take for instance a bath pom.  It has utilitarian and undignified purposes and yet can be transformed into lightweight fur, texture or even a dog body.  It is also really fun to open one of these poms up and see all that potential material come spilling out.  Like a jack in the  box of poofy goodness.DSC_0244.JPGOr for example nylon Tricot. Often used for lingerie and other unmentionables.  Jeff Stolz, the costume designer of Mop Dog uses it as sculptural costume element. I saw that and thought it could be a great material for a lightweight flowing mop that becomes a dog.  DSC_0248.JPG

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