I was recently commissioned to make two masks for a low budget film. They are to be mirror images on one another, one smaller and broken, and the other custom fit for the actors head. The life casting of the actor’s head is complete and the casting of the mask underway. The masks will be paper mache, like venetian masks. I’m thinking they’ll have a mixed organic and mechanical feel to them, having an organic texture and coloring but more mechanical form. I’m playing off of ideas like “bandages” and “prison masks.” They will have a somewhat creepy feel to them, as they should, but the warm earthy tones will give hint to what lies beneath.