Made by Lis Muise
I wanted to make this lion mask as part of an annual art challenge that my girl friend and I have set each other for decades. The challenge was to make a mask from the subject of a painting. I chose the lion in Henri Rousseau’s “Sleeping Gypsy”. I painted a little replica of the painting as a ‘go-with’. I considered the rafia mane treatment, but in the end opted for fake fur which I think gives it a very realistic look. This was a super fun project to work on and I’m looking forward to doing more!