Two new masks I’ve finished recently share a bit of a pagan theme.
The first simply named “Golden Idol” –
The second, “Faunus”.
Both models are prototypes that I folded last year. Faunus would later inspire the similarly demonic “Azazel”
while the Golden Idol was the springboard for two different designs. A variation of the face would become Vishnu:
and the headdress was the inspiration for the Nouveau tessellation:
These two masks inspired other creations while they themselves languished in darkness, not through any fault of their own, but simply because I was not satisfied with the paper with which they were folded. They just weren’t pretty.
That was, until my wife got some paints she wanted to try out.
The Idol was spiffed up with some gorgeous gold iridescent glaze and became the Golden Idol.
Faunus was treated to some marbling with black, blue, yellow and copper paints. My wife had been experimenting with paper marbling and decided to try the technique on a piece that had already been folded rather than just a flat piece of paper. It worked! And now a model that was a rather drab gray has become quite elegant.