This came in an ongoing series of masks, while the first was an interpretation
of a plague doctor mask I turned the process in a playful direction. I began by exploring the
flexibility and durability of the material which is Fumed Red Gum. The thin veneer strips can be
manipulated into a variety of curves and twists. The animals began as a short departure from
the basic frame of the original piece. As I would build upon the frames a gestural interpretation
of a desired animal emerged.