8. Aug, 2018

The beginning of my Mask

I am quite excited by this month's art extension on CST - it is making masks. Here is the beginning of my first mask - this is not an exercise i have tried to do before. I purchased a cheap mold from the dollar store and here I have just started layering up the mask using rolls of plaster impregnated gauze. This is the same that they use for broken bones etc and the rolls are quite inexpensive at the dollar store. It needs at least two layers of the gauze before the shape is lifted from the mask. If I get really brave I might try doing my own face mask by applying the gauze direct to my face and letting it dry before I lift it off. In the meantime I will work on this one and see where it leads. I think it is going to be a fun exploration