Jay is my son. He’s a smart, funny and very energetic little boy. When I first started creating pieces for the My luckyears Series, I got in my head I wanted to make a marionette from scratch and I really wanted to have it be about Jay. Aside from being born deaf in both ears, he was also diagnosed with ADHD. Jay is never still! Just like a marionette, his whole body is in constant movement. It was a blast to make this piece come to life and see it move, wink, talk and walk fluidly and even more fun to have him identify and interact with it.