|Paper Mache masks of our dear departed|
|This one is the better likeness|
For the mask-making, I followed the ingenious techniques explained so comprehensively by Jonni Good on her amazingly informative blog: Ultimate Paper Mache. Jonni, if you find this post, I've ordered your book, but haven't yet received it and so made use of your excellent YouTube videos.
And, since the carnavalesque masks seemed to represent only one aspect of his personality, I also sculpted a more dignified bust, using a paper mache clay also developed by Jonni Good over a wire and foil armature. I haven't decided whether to paint him, as the ancient Greeks surely would've, or leave him to yellow slightly (there's some linseed oil in the mix). I think I like the gravitas of the unpainted version for now.