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Studying facial features and expressions is a great window to understanding the mind and how the face reacts to emotions repressed and expressed. I am a sculptor of wrinkles.

—Amber

The Queen

Paper mache painted with acrylic

This masks is inspired by the German Fasching Masks.

Zanni #1

Paper mache painted with acrylic

Inspired by the fantastic servant characters in commedia d'elle Arte.

The Queen (side view)

Paper mache painted with acrylic

Zanni #2

Paper mache painted with acrylic

Another wonderful servant character inspired by commedia d'elle Arte.

Seasons

Paper mache painted with acrylic

This mask in inspired by the idea of the change from young woman of spring to the crone of winter.

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Dottore

Paper mache painted with acrylic

Dottore is one of the "vecchi" characters in commedia d'elle Arte.

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Pantalone

Paper mache painted with acrylic

Pantalone is one of the "vecchi" in commedia d'elle Arte.

Tartaglia

Paper mache painted with acrylic, wool hair

Tartaglia is another of the "vecchi" in commedia d'elle Arte.

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The Mouse Queen (on stage)

Theatrically functional.

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The Mouse Queen

Paper mache painted with acrylic

Inspired by the Mouse Queen character, Lady Mouserinks, in E.T.A. Hoffman's original story of "The Nutcracker and the Mouseking"

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The Guilder

Paper mache painted with acrylic

Inspired by the German Fasching Masks.

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Custom Theatre Masks

Paper mache painted with acrylic

These 30-some masks were made custom for a theatre company in Chicago, IL.

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The Queen (side view)

Paper mache painted with acrylic

This masks is inspired by the German Fasching Masks.

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Zanni #2

Paper mache painted with acrylic

Inspired by the servants of commedia d'elle Arte.

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Zanni #1

Paper mach painted with acrylic

Inspired by the servants of commedia d'elle Arte.