Children's Masks.

Wendy Bennett
1990

Type Costumes
Felt masks for Children.
Title.Series Children's Masks.
Measurements.Dimensions 32cm x27cm
Materials.Support Felt
The masks were made from felt, filled with dacron.
Materials.Support Thread
Techniques Applique
The masks were stitched by machine and hand, and combined with quilting and applique.
Creator.Personal name Wendy Bennett
Role Artist
Date.Creation 1990
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
digital scan
Location.Current Site Private Collection
The masks were sold at craft shows and are now owned privately throughout the world.
ID Number.NZDA Number poi-ap-webe-oo2
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style Children's costume
Culture Children's disguise.
Subject Tall hats, big noses, horns, wool-hair, polka-dot bow, large teeth.
The masks have exaggerated features and monster additions e.g. horns, large teeth.
Subject Masks
Brightly-coloured humorous children's masks
Relation.part of Range of 10 designs.
These masks were part of a large series, and sold at the "Great New Zealand craft shows."
Description The masks were created when Wendy's children were small and the designs of the characters were influenced by children's books and the games they played.They were humorous and very textural. She worked in bright colours with soft materials, combining machine and hand stitching, quilting and applique.
Source Wendy Bennett.
Wendy Bennett provided written comments about this work in 2000.
Source Jean Clarkson.
Reseacher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Wendy Bennett.
Permission was given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.

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