Introduction: Mask - "Domesticated Ibex"

Picture of Mask - "Domesticated Ibex"

Created in 2009 over two months. After being obsessed with BBC's 'Planet Earth' series, particularly the segment featuring Ibexes, I wanted to incorporate huge horns into a mask. The housing bubble had been in the news constantly. I used a Carpenter Gothic house for reference. My previous three masks had birds incorporated too and I wanted to continue with that theme. 

Materials:
- Horns, house, bird and talons carved from Ethafoam
- Forms covered in polar fleece and airbrushed
- Faux fur used for details
- House trim, shutters, door, steps and bushes cut from sheet rubber and hand painted
- Windows and talon nails cut from Makrolon polycarbonate sheet 
- Bird eyes cut from ping pong balls, painted, white glare highlights cut from vinyl

Comments

chipper35 (author)2012-10-26

Remarkable embellishments!!

Lango84 (author)chipper352012-10-28

Thank you. The finishing details are my favorite part of the process.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-10-26

That is so detailed! Where do you look out of it?

Lango84 (author)Penolopy Bulnick2012-10-26

Thanks! You can partially see out the windows and a bit out of the cracks in the house. It probably has the worst vision of all my masks.

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