Object title
Meta Phorical Performed by
String Theory Theater (Dirk Joseph and his daughters Sequoia and Azaria) Designed and built by
Dirk Joseph Description
Meta Phorical, also known as Mr. Phorical, is a character from a shadow-puppet performance by String Theory Theater titled For the Love of Cats and Dogs. This show was a satirical narrative about the dethroning of the "tyrannical leader of the free world." Meta Phorical's character was arrested when he confronted a police officer (Officer Dangle) who was attempting to apprehend another character (Leona). Living Objects theme
Puppetry as Visual Art

Production title
For the Love of Cats and Dogs Years created and used
2016 Medium
Cardboard, wire, wood, fabric, glue Type of puppet
Shadow puppet Dimensions
Height: with control rod: 25”; without control rod: 13.5”
Width: 6”
Depth: with control rod: 3/4”; without control rod: 1/2”