Sarah Burton Whicker was born in NC and now lives in NYC. She studied at Bennington college specializing in puppet fabrication. She has worked in Los Angeles building large scale foam puppets and costumes for clients like Mad TV, and Tenacious D.
In New York she makes puppets and dioramas for artists, independent film makers and theatre artists. She is a founding member of the gallery space and art collective Horse House and her drawings and comics can be seen at Printed Matter. In her own work she combines traditional methods of Eastern European marionette making with animation , illustration and doll making. Her work can be seen at www.sbwpuppets.com.