Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween from the Photo Archives


I've been thinking about masks during the season of costumes, and I recall a phase of my weaving journey full of masks--the last years of the 20th century. (It seems so long ago).

There are many tutorials on YouTube on how to make a plaster mask. This one seemed quite good in case you are moved to make a personal plaster mask. After I made my mask out of plaster, I used it as a base and created a paper mache model over top of it. In fact, I can still use my plaster mask which I still have in a box somewhere.

Then I wove a horoscope weaving for the moment of the new millennium. I attached the weaving to the paper mache masks using a thinned down white glue. I won't tell you how many hours it took me to create the "hair" (twisting the fringe around floral wire so I could restyle the hair whenever I had a few extra hours).

I made this as a wall piece, but I can see that I could have made it into a headdress (which I would have done had I been living in Montana then) (grin)

Perhaps I will fish out the forms and do that for next Halloween.


Cheap Flights said...
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Rita said...

Wow - these masks are truly a pieces of art. Beautiful.

Heather said...

Amazing - I find these truly inspiring!

jennifer richard said...

very beautiful and so lovely