Artist Statement

A performance piece consisting of four life size puppets dressed as runners.


Artist Bio

Sam Lasseter was born and raised in Sonoma County, California and is currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia.  He is completing his fourth year at the Savannah College of Art and Design, pursuing a BFA in sculpture.  Lasseter’s passion is in puppetry; the audience it reaches and the dialogue it creates are what attract him to it.  His sculptural work uses that as inspiration, the goal of each of his works is to make the viewer smile and to spread joy.  Lasseter has trained as a puppet builder; interning at Puppet Heap in New Jersey and the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, where he continues to volunteer as a museum docent.  At SCAD he has taken classes to expand his knowledge of puppet construction and production–classes like intro to fibers, fashion draping, scrip writing and performing arts.