“Ultimate” as in “the last one” ….. probably.
While putting work up for sale on eBay has been a good way to make it available to anyone who would like to obtain a “Joel Cooper Original”, and the lucky bidders who have done so seem to be happy with their acquisitions – I still prefer venues where the pieces can be seen, held, touched and thoroughly examined by as many people as possible. Art fairs, conventions, maybe even a gallery or two (although most galleries frown on patrons touching the artwork, which is really not fair at all)
That said, I’ve put one last mask on eBay for anyone who just has to have one-
I think it’s pretty special – it was originally folded in Brazil for the first International Origami Tessellation Exhibition there, itself a rather special event (in many ways). At about 37 cm. tall it’s the largest mask I’ve ever done or will likely ever do (I had to wrestle a 100 cm. piece of Wyndstone Marble to fold this thing – not fun). You can see, it has acquired a coat of shellac like the mask in Israel from an earlier post, which gives it some nice character, as well as strengthening and protecting the paper.