Made by Pam Jurach
I just finished my first Jonni sculpture for my daughter’s Christmas gift. We were fortunate to visit an elephant sanctuary, no riding allowed, in Thailand, and I wanted to remember the amazing experience.
It went in a different direction than anticipated, mainly in the painting process. It was supposed to be “steel,” but the paint did not cover the way I thought. I also need to take an eye painting class to avoid wimping out like this.
I LOVED building the pattern; it’s like a 3D puzzle with the answer provided.
If I had a do-over, I would have looped a wire through the cardboard and back of the head piece to use as a hanger as the mask is heavier than anticipated. Best non-sculpting tool discovery? A tiny cuticle tool from a man’s mani set I was getting rid of. The rounded edge worked like a dream moving the paper towels into wrinkles, and the pointy end helped around the eyes.
Thanks to Jonni for creating these patterns; I can’t begin to imagine how she does it.