First, there was the clown. This is a mask created by Hideo Komatsu. It wasn’t difficult to fold, and the end result was nice. Komatsu also designed a witch mask. The witch certainly looked wicked. From the clown mask, I thought of creating a mask of Pierrot, the popular commedia dell’arte character with a sad, expressive face and a trademark tear-drop. The witch design came in handy, and with some changes the witch lost her long lashes and became Pierrot. You can see them side-by-side in the picture above.
- Clown. Design by Hideo Komatsu. Folded from embossed paper/tissue paper sandwich, 25 x 25 cm. Finished size 17 cm. From Works of Hideo Komatsu.
- Pierrot. Designed by me based on modifications of Komatsu’s work. Folded from embossed paper/tissue paper sandwich, 25 x 25 cm. Finished size 15 cm.