Sunday, June 12, 2011

African Wild Ass Tribal Mask

Such language!  You can call it a donkey if you want.
I've had the support piece finished for this mask for quite some time.  The support piece gets wrapped in aluminum foil and the faux wood clay is molded over the support.  This support was actually made to create a zebra mask, but the pinhead design would have gotten in the way of the mane.  So, I looked for another ungulate and the African Wild Ass seemed like a good choice.
This mask was made to be a pendant but it has two antique copper-colored rings on the back so it could be hung on the wall or in a shadow box frame as well.  The stems on the pins were cut to size and bent in half so that they should not slip out of the clay.  This mask pendant is a chunky 3 3/8" tall.

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