Mind of the Murderer
Anna C Bodell
Inspired by the Murderer in Edgar Allan Poe’s “Tell-Tale Heart”, this mask was made as a set piece for a haunted house theatre in Chicago’s Oak Park. The mask is a visual representation of the darkness of the Murderer. The white heart of the Old Man has bled out but still beats in the throat of the Murderer. He is draped in chains that bind him to the twisted part of his mind.
Materials: straight pins, glass and plastic beads, fencing, chicken wire, wire, chains, hand spun steel wool, wool roving (hand spun and loose), foaming sealant, patent leather, pleather, silk chiffon, silk burnout chiffon, paint, dye, duct tape, knitted steel wire, knitted yarn, cotton balls, thread,