Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What I'm Working On: Moon Raven Arts

Well, for the past few weeks I've been working on a new mask. Like my other masks, this one is is based on mythology. Specifically, the Hindu Goddess Kali. I have a general picture in my head of how she'll look when she's finished.

The materials I'm using are Celluclay with aluminum wire mesh as armature. I've managed to sculpt most of the features, but I have a bit more to go on the eyes, cheeks, tongue and teeth. I've had to layer the features onto the mask, sometimes several times, to compensate for shrinkage during the drying process; which goes much faster with an oven set to 374*F. She looks a little funky right now, because the repeated trips to the oven leaves browned areas, but that's alright, they'll be covered soon enough.
Then, it's just a matter of sanding, painting, hairing (adhering hair), and sealing the mask. Which, given my schedule, will probably take a while (insert eye-roll here).

By Roz - MoonRavenArts

1 comment:

tarabu said...

Wow, those layers look like a lot of effort. I'm not even going to ask what a custom ganesha would cosst me!