June is for Masks


June has been a solid month of making. I am exhausted, but happy. I think of working a bit like I think of the runner’s high. There’s always a point in a project when I think I’m too tired and I can’t go on, but then I’ll get just the right angle in a sculpt or start painting and the paint moves just as I want it to, and a work high will kick in. This month, I’ve made masks for private commissions, River Valley School in Alberta, and for Odyssey Theatre in Ottawa. The masks for Odyssey are for The Bonds of Interest by Jacinto Benavente, translated by Catherine Boyle, and directed by Laurie Steven. You can read more about it here, and if you’re in Ottawa July 25-August 25, please check it out.