In the 18th Century, ‘Arlecchino’ rom the visiting Italian Commedia dell Arte troops, was embraced by English audiences and gradually changed into ‘Harlequin’. He is right at the root of English pantomime tradition. This is My Mask for this character.
This mask “Crane Man” was the first I ever made, under the tutelage of Mike Chase of the Mask Studio.
Must have been about 1995. I later worked with Mike and he continues to inspire.
Photographed by Joe Riley this summer. Check out his website, he is a very accomplished and creative photographer.