“My obsession with puppets started when I read about Zuni Maud in 1920s Yiddish New York, who co-founded the 'Modicut Theatre'. He used puppets, traditionally a gentile medium, and infused them with Yiddish Folktales and left wing political satire. My puppets aren't outwardly political. But they are about people and ideas, and elevating the experiences of Jewish women, so in this way they are my own personal radicalism. And through making, arranging and drawing them, I perform interpretations of our stories.
My work is deeply rooted in the practice of drawing. I build puppets as the models for my work and draw extensively from life, especially on London Underground.
Coming from a background of printmaking, my work examines both the potential and limitations of print. The editioning process of printmaking leaves no original template, save for the plate or stone, on which the image is eventually washed away or destroyed. This is reminiscent of the idea of 'Jewishness' or 'the Jewish Woman' itself, an older generation leaving this world, only to leave an edition of ideas.”
Liorah Tchiprout b. 1992 is an artist and printmaker based in London.
She studied Fine Art Printmaking at University of Brighton, graduating in 2016, with a semester spent at Bezalel School of Art and Design, Jerusalem. In 2018 she trained as a print technician at London Print Studio. She is currently in her first year of her MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art, London.
She also co-founded the Printmakers collective Printmakers, Heartbreakers with fellow printmaker Luke Wade.