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Plaster Mask Mould 3D Model
This is a plaster of paris mould of my face, made in January 1994.
Initially, my face was covered in plaster bandage strips and allowed to dry. This took about an hour. My face was covered in vaseline to make removal easier, and straws were placed in my nostrils. I also kept my eyes closed. The resulting mask was removed then placed in an inverted space and filled with liquid plaster of paris. When this had dried, the bandage layer was removed, leaving behind this mould. The holes in my nostrils were filled afterwards.
Using this mould enabled me to construct perfect fitting masks for use in theatre productions. These were made by applying clay directly onto the surface of the mound to build up any facial characteristics of the mask. It is repeated application of clay that has given the mould its brown colour. The white markings are the result of 20 years storage with an original bandage mask layer covering it as protection.