Shadow Play (Wayang Kulit)
by Alvin Phua
11" X 15" This is a simple watercolor- elementary i would say (lol). My idea of depicting the shadow puppet didn't work so well. Shadow Play depicts a traditional puppet used in South-East Asia e.g. Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
The puppet is used to cast shadows on a screen usually a white cloth. The spectator will be on the other side viewing the shadows created by these puppets. The name 'Wayang Kulit' is the Malaysian name for the shadow puppet translated as 'wayang' means show/play and 'kulit' means leather/animal hide because it's made from cow hide.