New ‘Arlecchino mask (Chestnut Dark Paint Version) meets new clown/quarter masks.
Thank you to the Tuesday Clown Group for modelling so superbly. ‘Twas very much fun.
Ralf Weztel contacted me just three weeks ago from Brussels in dire need of a maker who could replicate a cheap plastic mask in something more durable (Paper Maché).
I met with him in Edinburgh last Tuesday, took a cast of the mask, brought it home and made the mask in time to post it on Monday so he could perform with it on Tuesday. He has a one man show throughout the Edinburgh Festival (August 2019.) Go see the show and tell me all about it as I am unable to make a return trip to Scotland.
Sometimes a tight deadline can be an exciting challenge, this one certainly was. Felt good though, timing fell into place. As I was in the north anyway, a day trip to Edinburgh was an easy diversion away from family in Berwick upon Tweed.. I do love it when there is a tangible purpose to a job.
Ralf Wetzel (Belgium) ‘Absolutely Reliable!’ by Ralf Wetzel and Lee Delon
Venue C cubed, Brodie’s Close, Lawnmarket, EdinburghEH1 2PS, venue 50 Dates 1-25 Aug (not 13) Time 22:00 (0hr50) Ticket prices £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Over several month I have been working on a new ‘Arlecchino mask, breaking away from traditional representations in a search for a more mature, tricksterish and altogether joyous character. Initial drawings to find some sort of ‘Essence’.
Progression was made in the clay design with several changes of direction, which retained elements of tradition but with a greater emphasis on asymmetry and uplift.
Experimenting with a lighter paint scene in order better see the sculpture.