Here's another of those masks that I can't ~believe~ I failed to share in here. I went looking for it today in my "birds" mask gallery & I was like "where the heck is my art nouveau swan??" Anyway, here it is.
Carved from one piece of 8oz leather, hand-shaped and painted with Liquitex acrylics. I wanted the whole figure of a swan as a mask, but the figure wasn't dynamic enough, or balanced (swans are very very small at one end and MUCH bigger at the other) so I added a sort of baroque flowing ribbon design to tie the figure together. Besides, the startling red against white is pretty cool, in my opinion.
Haven't made this mask except for this one example, but if you'd like to order one, contact me at my online Etsy shop: [link]