Hanging somewhere between Commedia and Clown, the quarter mask is a new direction for me to play with. Looking forwards to trialling it with performers alongside noses.
Experimentation time. 2019 is already proving to be a positive opportunity. Having met with and joined the local ‘Clowning’ community, I am experimenting ‘The Mask’ in a different context . Making new noses and quarter masks. All shall be revealed in due course and event and works emerge.
I am looking forwards to working with Mark Curwood, Peta Lily and Red Herring over the next few weeks. Finding a place somewhere between mask and clown. How else can we deal with the amazing changes taking place throughout the world except through dark humour?
Update on the Small Willow Pattern drawings. They may well be finished this time.
Added more hands, more depth. Some still with willow pattern elements and some without. Moving away from the ‘source’.
Stephen Jon ‘Charcoal on Paper’ Duration of project was four months, Series begun September 2018, finished January 2019