Primary materials: Cloth, glue, tape, aluminum foil, armature wire, acrylic paint, artificial shrubs and grass.
I made this for Alyssa Kate Adriance of Visual Shift Art Studio in Pawtucket, RI. Alyssa wanted the mask to be animalistic, non-human, bird-like perhaps with owl eyes, and have horns or branches coming out of its head. It also needed to be light enough to hang on a wall without too much trouble.
Though this isn’t the first mask I’ve made that can be hung on a wall, it’s the first one I’ve made specifically for that purpose.
To give this a mossy appearance, I used a combination of artificial powdered “grass” and “shrubs” made for model train environments. This took a lot of time to apply, because each shrub is about a quarter of an inch long, needed to be glued on individually, and I had a couple of feet to cover with them. I like how it turned out.
It was a hit at the studio when I brought it over. I’d like to thank Alyssa for taking some snazzy pictures of the mask for me.