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String Theory

First Puppet – String Theory

April 30, 2012, by

In String Theory, our art course, we’ve created our first puppets and given them characteristics. The way each one is modeled reflects certain aspects of their personalities. The title image is of my puppet made out of paper. Below, you can read more about her:

Name: Sara Sterling
Age: 28
Hometown: Arcadia, Iowa
Current Location: New York City, New York
Family: Only grew up with one parent, her father, who is now deceased
Education: Brown University
Occupation: Creative director of ad agency
Hobbies: Reading, writing, swimming, crossword puzzles, chess
Variables in life: Is trying to find some company in life (perhaps a pet)
Puppet or the puppet-master? Puppet

Sara was born in Arcadia with her father looking after her. He passed away when she was 18, and since he left her with an inheritance she didn’t qualify for a guardian. She decided to move to New York to look for opportunities.


April 26, 2012, by


GCE Winter 2012

Integrated Performance and Visual Arts

String Theory: Puppets in Motion

Junior/ Seniors

Thursday 04.26.2012

Character Profiles:

Name: Scruffy

Age: 5

Hometown: Chicago

Current Location: West-side of Chicago Austin

Family: orphan

Education: Sidewalk High

Occupation: Con Artist

Hobbies: eating , scamming, running

Variables in your life:Get the most out of very little

Are you the puppet or the puppet-master of your life?: Puppet-master

THEME: variables in the character’s decision-making

Crime and Comedy


  • Driven

  • Hungry

  • Unlucky

  • Clumsy

  • Smart

Scruffy has had an unlucky life, born an Orphan. Which has taught him to take care of himself and get by however he can. Everything he knows he learned from living on the streets. His a dog Con artist. He may fool you with his sad eyes and long tale but this doggy is smarter than he looks. He commits petty crimes and gets away with it every time. He’s never had to think about anyone else besides himself. But then when he meets an old man that helps him get away from getting took to the pound, he must give up his selfish ways and use his street smarts to help return the favor to his new friends.