The boxes were made out of (very seasonably appropriate) Trader Joe's bags wrapped around card stock to make them more durable.
Inside were ornaments made of old Christmas cards and
homemade paste paper.
|Click the image for more info.|
|Sketches, trying to examine the mask from all different sides.|
|The mask, made of wire, masking tape and painted in acrylic. Photo by Cherry Au.|
|The final illustration of the character in it's environment (watercolor).|
A Jay venturing into a yard where Peacocks used to walk, found there a number of feathers which had fallen from the Peacocks when they were moulting. He tied them all to his tail and strutted down towards the Peacocks. When he came near them they soon discovered the cheat, and striding up to him pecked at him and plucked away his borrowed plumes. So the Jay could do no better than go back to the other Jays, who had watched his behaviour from a distance; but they were equally annoyed with him, and told him: "It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds."
|This is the tunnel book in all its three dimensional glory.|
|This is a scan of all the flattened layers. It just captures the color better.|
|All the pieces are Watercolor on Arches Paper|