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Clown Masks

Through Mask to Clown

I encountered the making and use of mask on an entirely different level when in 1978 I studied a clown through mask intensive with master teacher Richard Pochinko. Each participant makes six masks with eyes closed, paints them by a similarly unconscious process and finally wear the masks in two repeated improvisations: Return to Childhood and Waving Good-bye to Someone You Love. In the end there is a "marathon" where all six masks are worn in succession and their energies encapsulated under the seventh mask - the Nose.

Ingrid Bauer

Susan Cogan

Laurie Clarke

Susan Cogan - Anne Cullingham

Sam Miller

Anne Cullingham - Sudhella Myers

Masks Photography by Uri Cogan


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