This is a recent commission for San Migel
(Spanish beer co)
"Based around the Valencian
festival of Las Fallas and the ‘Carnival of Our Fathers’ from the ATL we
will bring the passion, excitement and energy of a Spanish fiesta to the
streets of London.
create a procession of characters all dressed in a range of over sized
Spanish inspired papier-mache masks creating an atmosphere that is
theatrical, passionate, loud but slightly sinister."
The Carnival Arts group were commissioned to make the
heads with back-packs. We used bamboo and willow whithys to make the
structure, muslin and latex solution for the skin, then painted the heads
with a good quality acrylic paint and varnished the finished product for
The results as you can see are big, bold, colourful and
lively a real eye-catcher for the procession.