Mini Fox / Kitsune Mask, Unpainted
Apparently my creativity does not extend to blog post titles.
Ahem. Anyway, I thought I’d give a little preview of what I’m working on. I’m into maskmaking these days. I love the idea of wearable sculptures, of becoming a whimsical creature, if only for a few hours a year. When you’re not wearing the mask, you can hang it on the wall and enjoy the art year-round.
Pictured below is not a finished wearable mask, but a (roughly) half-scale prototype, in polymer clay. I wanted to work out the design and form before committing to the full-scale piece, which is what I’m working on now. But, once the mini is painted, I’m thinking it’ll be a pretty cool finished piece in its own right.
I’d love to hear what you think, and also, tell me what other kinds of masks you might like to see me create!