I’ve been making some masks over the last few weeks – using a low temperature melt thermoplastic (Instamorph, a similar product – but more expensive – product is sold under the brand Polymorph, both very similar to the stuff used in medical splints). This made into sheets, heated and draped over a clay form. Intended for active wear and performance, these have been painted with acrylic paint and varnished. I am trying out ways to ‘do’ eyes, as I want examples of different styles for a workshop happening soon.
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A while back I ran away from a twentymumble-year corporate career to be a feckless art student. Since then I've dirtied my hands with, metaphorically and/or literally, bronze and ceramic sculpture, photography, and digital and traditional illustration. Mask making was one discovery, dovetailing with my interests in teaching and performing improvised theatre. View all posts by alittleart