Masquerade

My love of the 18th century led me to design this brassy broad with the extravagance of a well-themed Rococo portrait bust.  I wanted to sculpt a woman that could have been seen at a masquerade ball.  She is dressed in blues, pink, and soft gold with a towering wig of pink powdered curls.  The blue velvet drapery swirls around her as if she had just made her entrance.

The stomacher of the corset is a collage of crystals,  beads, and tiny artificial flowers, creating an interesting texture and focal point.  The mask is created from harlequin-printed satin fabric that helps tie the color scheme together.

16 INCHES (40.64 CM) TALL

Paper clay, acrylic paint, wool, velvet, dyed ostrich feathers, vintage jewelry finds and antique trims