Jesse Mooney-Bullock has an interdisciplinary approach to art-making. Fusing his abilities in woodworking, sculpting, painting, engineering, performance and sound; puppetry is the perfect medium for combining these skills and interests. He works in wood primarily because of its versatility and beauty, allowing fine art carving and structural construction, balancing form and function. His figures maintain a rough sense of realism, as he draws his inspiration from the natural world and the living machines that inhabit it. His formal artistic training occured at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 2001), where he made and performed puppetry collaboratively. During and after his schooling, he worked in the studio of Blair Thomas, building sets, props and puppets. He still works with Thomas as a member of his company designing puppets. He also has done work commissioned by Redmoon Theater, his puppets appearing in a number of their productions. After college, Jesse worked at a small cabinetry shop in New Hampshire, an experience he refers to as his graduate education. Shows with BT&Co: Buster Keaton and The Buddha, Hard Headed Heart, A Kite’s Tale, Selfish Giant, Moby-Dick.