These unique puppets are an ongoing art project by Dietlind Wagner. All the skills she has acquired throughout her working life converge here, cleverly seasoned with her strong life philosophy. 

Dede puppets

The journey of the Dede puppets began in December 2011. Conceived as No Bodies –  heads only –  and collated from snippets of old news they signify how our world view is formed in our own imagination. 

The characters are based on general observations and they are strong advocates of mutual understanding and empathy.

The Dede puppets have a blog, where they talk about their daily life, their struggles and joys, as well as their relationships with the artist and each other.

The blog site contains plenty of background information and a record of achievements. There is also a gallery of the entire cast.

In addition to running workshops and exhibitions, there are two published Dede books (available from the store) with more in the making.

Merchandise with images of the puppets can be bought from the zazzle store