In class we were studying Brazil and street festivals. We saw lots of images of festival costumes and planned masks of our own design, based on what we had seen.
I chose a death mask and worked with a narrow base, built up the features, then covered these with papier-mâché and paint.
The hair was a challenge as I did not know how to plait and I knew I wanted plaits! My friend Amelia helped me out.
(Bradley Perry French, artist)
70mm x 240mm
Michelle Rogers, teacher