cable puppet for Georgia Aquarium production of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”
I created the Shrimp Captain puppet inside the helmet. The deep sea diver suit was designed and fabricated by Brandon Ross Productions.
The body is mounted on a cable that threads through tubing inside the suit. As the puppeteer moves the shrimp body, the flexible arms push the mounted levers, appearing to operate them. An internal spring makes the head wobble. The helmet swings open to reveal the panicked Shrimp Captain pushing levers.