Sloth

 

In Spring 2011 I created a sloth puppet/costume for a street performance environment. After a month spent developing this creature with concept art and prototypes, I had the opportunity to interact with the public at 4 festivals throughout the year.

 

I wanted to play with the sloth's gentle but ambiguous characteristics. Members of the public were unsure of whether this creature was friendly or menacing to them, but often made up their own mind by either holding his long clawed hand, or covering their eyes in fear. 

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