Friday, 7 January 2011


Masque is an illuminated sculptural piece in copper and glass, which stands about 5'6" tall. The mask itself was fabricated from the top of a scrap copper hot water cylinder and sheet copper from the same cylinder. It was coloured using different patinas for the tribal markings and background. The blue glass visor is made from recycled wine bottles and was designed and produced by Barbara Coulam at Inside the mask are 50 medium intensity blue LED's, these can be powered either by the 3 AA batteries mounted inside the mask or from the mains supply using a 4.5V AC mains adaptor plugged into the DC socket fitted in the elm base. The copper coil used to mount the mask is, unfortunately, not recycled and has to be made up by a local company as I have yet to find a way of producing a consistent spiral from scrap copper tubing. So if anyone can suggest a reliable method of doing this, I would be very grateful. The base is the outside slice of an elm burr and has three circular oak feet fitted to the underside.

To purchase this piece or to have one made to order, please email me at

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