Posts Tagged ‘mask’

Making Faces: An easy way to look sexy at festivals

Mask Make Face Blazing Swan Party Festival

Facing it Let’s face it, many cultures throughout the earth use masks as part of expressing their history and cultural mythologies along with songs, stories, festivals and the like. To my dismay, they are not really part of contemporary Australian culture. Maybe in a few hundred years as our history grows and we develop mythologies…

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Masks made from cardboard are crap

'Umoya' Cardboard and foam mask. 2016.

‘Real’ masks are from something else… It has always seemed to me that cardboard masks are something you make in primary school. If I wanted to take this art seriously then I was going to use everything but, because masks made from cardboard are crap. It appears that I was wrong. This material is cheap,…

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Carving 'DEAD WOOD', A Wooden Mask

Dead Wood Mask

Carving Beautiful Things. After some months of carving spoons I started wondering what else I could make with wood. Having been recently inspired to make masks for the Blazing Swan festival, it became obvious that this a carved wood mask would be the next step. Armed with a log of Fiddlewood (Citharexylum spinosum), some carving…

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Making the Apocalyptomagic Mask

The Apocalyptomagic Mask. Made in early 2015.

Learning to create masks. When it comes to making masks, I am still experimenting and learning.  Finding good information on the internet is sometimes difficult especially if you don’t know what you are looking for. Sometimes you don’t start with a plan, you just start making and see where it goes.  This is how the…

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