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Hank D. Burris
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The body of work I have been developing during my stay at UNC Charlotte is inspired by my love of Anime and emotional reactions to environment, familial and social elements.

I developed the idea of using marionettes from an Anime series Vampire Princess Miyu. One episode depicts a demon god who changes people into puppets under the lure of immortal beauty. This brought to mind stories of the golem and the animation film “9” of man made items becoming vessels for souls. I wanted to develop this and so researched marionettes: how are they made, used in performance, manipulated by the controls and why they are fashioned and styled in specific expressions or appearances. Marionettes do not change in appearance like facial expressions or clothing like people to show expression. Their pose and posturing becomes the strongest device to communicate. I developed the theme of using marionettes to communicate emotion and reactions based on posturing and keeping features neutral. I see us as individuals being manipulated by politics, religion, family, friends and society as a whole just as a marionette is controlled by the puppeteer. The stories of my work evolved from self analysis into reactions to the events and people around me.

Current Residence: Charlotte, NC
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Favourite genre of music: Alternative
MP3 player of choice: iPod
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txhern Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR HUGS!

Wishing you all the best and lots of fun on your day ;D
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txhern Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
BIG, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR HUGS!
Wishing you all the best and lots of fun on your day :D
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txhern Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR HUGS!!
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davidfallu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for tha favs!
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txhern Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Thanks for the fave!
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hairyguy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thanks for the fav!
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Sharby Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave on "WIP 1" [link] :)
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K-raven Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the fav!!!! :D have a nice day! :D
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meetlife91 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Thanks
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Brutus9000 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Thanks for the favorites!~
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