Initial mask experimentation

Started by making a paper form from newspaper to shape the clay around.

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Then stated covering it and building the shape.

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Once this was leather hard I was able to pick it up and test it against my face. I decided it was far too large and wouldn’t be able to be worn with the horns due to the ears. I also felt the mask should maybe show more of the actor’s face to help convey expression during the performance. The beard made the mask seem more like a faun than ram and also male rather than female as I wanted the character to be a personification of mother nature. I also felt a top of the face, half mask would work well as its the opposite of the demon mask which dominates the lower half of the face. I felt it would be a good symbolic juxtaposition of character design.

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