I'm happy to report I've received my first mask commission. Derek Siegel, an independent filmmaker in L.A., found this website and contacted me about making masks for his film.
The film is a surreal sort of alternate-history involving fame and death, and I'm going to leave the description at that; I don't know what Derek wants the public to know about the film just yet. But he's hired me to make mask portraits of Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, and Bob Marley. We got the contract signed over the weekend, and today I went out and bought fifty pounds of clay, and started making masks.
The masks will be cast in neoprene and painted in acrylic. As the clay models arrive at showable stages of development, I'll be posting pictures here and discussing the process.
In any case, I'm very grateful to Derek for giving me the gig! Stay tuned!