Monday, July 2, 2012

My face at last! Just in time for Summer School …


My face/mask is finally there! It is rather difficult to take photos from it and I have tried my best.

The final mask is slightly different from my paper mock-up – it includes four levels instead of three – but all in all I have followed this mock-up rather faithfully. The mask is made up of 7 parts showing 4 different fabric textures.

The background is a 2 mm acrylic sheet cut to measure. I chose acrylic since I wanted to see the different parts of the mask floating. Overall size, including the empty areas, is approximately 30 x 45 cms.


Final mask areas
Parts 5, 6 and 7 are on the background level and glued directly onto the acrylic sheet.

Level one is 2 cm high (part 1), level two is 3 cm high (part 4) and level three is 4 cm high (parts 2 and 3).

On the back of the acrylic sheet I glued square acrylic feet to create a distance between the face and its supporting surface which may be a wall, a table or a window pane for example.







In this first photo I placed my mask on a marble floor.

Mask fondo chiaro 3


In this picture the face was fixed to a frosty window pane which allows the passing of light from behind.


Mask trasp chiara 4


This is the mask seen from the back.


Mask back


Here follow pictures from details, the first shown on a dark wooden surface, the other three against a window.


Mask detail 1

Mask detail 5



Mask detail 7



Mask detail 8


Tomorrow the technical information, evaluation and records.

8 comments:

  1. Love the effect of light behind it.Well done for finishing!

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  2. Oh wow - Are you bringing it to summer school?

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    1. Yes! I think so! It will be the only thing though. See you very soon

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  3. congratulations Daniela, it looks terrific.

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  4. Looking forward to seeing the finished article. You've done so well meeting your deadline.

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  5. It's lovely Daniela. The effect against the light is stunning. Look forward to seeing it (and you) at the weekend!

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  6. Beautiful and so imaginative Daniela. I love all the different textures in the different layers. Well done. Enjoy summer school.

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  7. What a great piece, such lovely textures and a very innovative idea, love the way the light shines though it

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