Friday, September 2, 2011

Masks for the Studio Project

This morning I was reading the Design Sponge's newspaper, a new project that the folks over at Design Sponge have put together.  It is quite good.  There was an article about Hess surfboards, which interviewed the owner about his shaping of custom surfboards.  For some reason it occurred to me that I really wanted to shape wood today so I started to think about a project that I had had in mind to make masks.  I had originally planned on making them out of card stock but wasn't particularly into the idea of having them printed and cutting them out.  It did not seem hands on enough, however, shaping them out of wood sounded great.

I got started on them right away, and although they seem to be a bit small right now for the average human face, they still look pretty much like what I had wanted and I think with a little editing they will work well as masks too!

Check them out.

 I have not decided whether I like them better painted or cross hatched.  I have heard opinions to either end and I like them both.  Hopefully folks will feel inclined to use these bad boys at the opening.
Come check out the show as I install next week at The Studio.  Play with a mask, make me take a break, whatever you feel like.  It should be a good time.  Catch you folks later.


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