I'm now sure where in my mind this one came from, but it was a bit challenging and required me to develop some different skills.
The horns needed to be identical, but not completely solid as that would add too much weight to the piece. The solution was to make one solid horn from which I made a plaster mold. Using the mold I was able to slip-cast my two horns.
From there it was a matter of working the clay into a three-dimensional form without it collapsing on itself.
In keeping with my "pre-digital" design, vacuum tubes have been inserted into the goggle-like eye sockets.
I still have the vertical nasal cavity to deal with; I'm thinking of a metal grid similar to what I used with the Plague Doctor's mask. Then the question; to frame or not to frame?
Look for it (framed or not) at the Art Gallery at the Old Bakery & Emporium next year!
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