Dramatic Masks by Pamela Schuller
Pamela Schuller has a background in theatre, which shows through in her dramatic masks and sculptures. Based on Ontario, Pamela is continuing to work on her own sculptural practice as well as teaching workshops and educating others about the arts.
I find Pamela’s masks beautiful and fascinating – the ones that are on display in her portfolio take the basic shape of the wearer’s face, then stretch outward and upward in colourful, painted ribbons. Pamela bases each mask on a cast of her own face, then adds papier maché and other elements for a finished product that would be fitting for an on-stage dream sequence. Pamela accepts commissions for customized masks through her website.
Pamela has also produced a series of what she calls Bottle Buddies, decorative sleeves for bottles, topped with papier maché faces. Each of these faces is based off the form of a stone, giving them a funky, cartoonish aesthetic. Check out Pamela’s website for more artworks and information about workshops.