masks are a combination of layers of paper,
constructed while wet and mold cast paper mache. Each face is patiently
sculpted in clay, then cast in plaster to
the one of a kind mold.
The recycled pulp paper used is bleached, dyed, painted, cut,
glued and formed by hand. They are embellished with handmade paper,
metal, leather, glass, natural objects, fibers and stone.
Although they appear to be physical matter, the materials used
simply act as a conduit for the dream spirits of mystery, myth and
imagination behind each mask.
Click here to view Debra’s masks on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat!