And as promised, I will now post some pictures of my more recent masks. These range from around 7 years old, to a few weeks. Most of my work lately has been in clay, but I am contemplating some more mixed-media creations, especially a new shell-mask a friend has commissioned me to make for her house.
I wanted something with horns. The picture is a little tilted. I may try to correct that when I have time.
My newest shell mask. The starfish is a metal broach.
One of my favorite of my newest masks. I may have to keep her. Clay, glass and copper leaf.
I had square glass beads.
The second shell mask I ever made, intended to be more masculine than the first one.
this one is wearable, and I once scared some trick-or-treaters with it. The one who didn’t run got the most candy.
Papier mâché, grass, persimmon caps, moss and glass.
One of my mother’s favorites, though I have never quite been satisfied with it.
This one is a memorial to a tree of mine that had to be cut down.
An early mask, though obviously not one of the original set.
My parents brought me home a horseshoe crab shell. It makes a fragile but impressive mask.
Lattice clay work, nail-polish and Siberian Iris leaves.
This present for a friend was a long time in coming. Sometimes it takes me a while to find a mask that I think will really please someone.
Ah, blue oni. I made this one out of clay, all for the fangs.
One of my more creepy creations, made from papier mâché, lily leaves, gold paper and a lion pendant.
Created to celebrate the wedding of a friend.