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masks

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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

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The Queen

NFS

Papier-mâché 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.

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Seasons

NFS

Papier-mâché 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

NFS
Papier-mâché painted with acrylic

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

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Pantalone

SOLD

Papier-mâché painted with acrylic

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

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Tartaglia

NFS

Papier-mâché 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

NFS

Papier-mâché 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

NFS

Papier-mâché painted with acrylic

Inspired by the German Fasching Masks.

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Custom Theatre Masks

Papier-mâché 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)

NFS

Papier-mâché painted with acrylic

This masks is inspired by the German Fasching Masks.

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Zanni #2

FOR SALE

Papier-mâché painted with acrylic

Inspired by the servants of commedia d'elle Arte.

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Zanni #1

FOR SALE

Papier-mâché painted with acrylic

Inspired by the servants of commedia d'elle Arte.