Finished. It measures 52 cm x 180 cm unframed.
Last week, the gallery owner came to see the framed work for Magical Thinking in August. She saw this tacked to the wall and asked if it could be in the show too. It hadn’t been my intention but she was welcome to it. I told her about my (still evolving!) idea to paint the marionettes individually, to cut them to shape and hang them high on a wall. She liked the idea a lot and has asked to have the work and make an exhibition of it at her new gallery, a chapel, as soon as the body of work is complete.
This, meanwhile, will be framed and hung in Magical Thinking.