Mask, tiled and grouted

Nearly there: five shades of green vitreous 10mm tiles, colours are randomly placed except around the eyes, and black around the mouth etc.    Just waiting for the grout to dry a little before final clean up.

tiled mask

tiled mask

Masks in the news, and my kitchen

My eye was caught by this striking black and white photo of masked protesters in Milan.  Meanings mutate!  This image started with painted art  (Munch’s Scream, and allegedly about his personal horror, agoraphobia),  through mock b-movie monster (with added traditional anthropomorphic personification, Death) in the Scream series, and out the other side to … mass performance art and political protest?  Very twisty.

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Mosaic sun #1

The base for an experimental ‘melted’ mosaic, in raku stoneware paperclay.  This has been covered with a black slip, and when fired will be filled with small black, white and grey mosaic glass tiles – and then fired again.  Hopefully the outcome will be a slumping and spreading and merging at the edges of the glass, while the shapes mostly retain their integrity.  No guarantees though … will see in a couple of weeks

paperclay sun

paperclay sun