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This is a sample I made to demonstrate the process of mask-making for my students. Inspiration was derived from African art, and body art from a variety of cultures. While working on this face, I was thinking about the ritual scarring practiced by many African tribes, Maori facial tattoos, and the Indian art of Mehndi. The neck coils are reminiscent of the Kayan women of Myanmar and Thailand who modify their bodies by stretching out their necks with ornamental brass coils.


clay tiki mask. I did this in class with my 7th & 8th graders. I had them make it into a lidded box form.


From exhibit "Kimmy Cantrel Clay Face" by Joshua5774 (Art ID #11683754) from Alum Creek Elementary School— grade 5 United States