Six years of masks
July 11, 2016 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Six years of masks
Each year for the past six years I've crafted a mask for Mardi Gras - they're all skulls, and all made out of papier-mache. Recently I decided to document all of them at once and felt it would be more appropriate to show not only the masks themselves but the costumes that go with them. The result is this composite image, put together from six different photographs of me and my masks.

I also have as well a gallery of process pictures from a Halloween mask I made a few years back that shows some of the work that would go into one of these.
Role: sculptor, photographer
posted by komara (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I love that they are essentially wearing tracksuits == football hooligans.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:10 PM on July 11, 2016

Great masks, great photo.
posted by roger ackroyd at 3:39 PM on July 11, 2016

They are gorgeous and I love how you staged the photo!
posted by capricorn at 8:41 AM on July 12, 2016

This is great!
posted by acridrabbit at 5:03 PM on July 13, 2016

Very cool. Love them all but the carrot skull is hilarious. I also like how the Adidas sneaker's stripes look like rib bones in this context.
posted by bonobothegreat at 4:09 AM on August 2, 2016

posted by ursus_comiter at 6:15 AM on August 5, 2016

This is fantastic and now I have AMBITIONS.
posted by PussKillian at 6:27 AM on August 11, 2016

Thanks, all. I appreciate the positive comments.

Foci for Analysis: not quite track suits. They're coveralls because A.) easy to paint and B.) we never have any idea what the weather's going to be like on Mardi Gras but it's easy to layer underneath these if it's a year that it's freezing cold.

bonobothegreat: many other people in our krewe wear the same sneakers for exactly that reason.

PussKillian: very glad to hear it!
posted by komara at 9:55 AM on August 11, 2016

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