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Our old friend Cory Triplett has some new paper mache creations to show off. You’ll remember Cory from his previous guest posts, including a series of sculptures for a paper mache African-inspired Totem Pole, his 8th grade student’s masks, a Paper Mache Mummy and Sarcophagus, and a paper mache panther. Cory is an art teacher at the Royal Valley Middle School in Mayetta, Kansas. [/symple_box]
Hello Jonni and other artists,
I recently finished two paper mache/plaster gauze projects that I wanted to share with you. The first is another African inspired mask (I shared one with you last year I believe). [Yes, you did, Cory. You can see it here].
The lava rock was built our of chipboard and newspaper and covered with paper mache clay. Texture was added using crumpled tin foil. This mask is the second of nine masks that I am making to be displayed in a coffee shop.
The second work is a friendly monster named Obi. Obi stands about 2 feet tall and enjoys eating watermelon. Each hair was place individually which is the main reason why it took about a month and a half (working off an on) to complete. My students love having Obi in class and he has kind of become our classroom mascot.
I’ll take this opportunity to throw in a bit of news of my own – I’ve been busy with tech support for weeks, now, because of some issues we had with the site, and almost all the issues have now been fixed. (Maybe I’ll be able to get back to work on something more fun, like paper mache!). I’m happy to announce that our image upload plugin is working again. I appreciate everyone’s patience.
Now we need some holiday ideas. Anyone?