Friday, September 3, 2010

Skinner Masks Creation Process

Here is a look at the creation process for Skinners giant masks from his solo show at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco.

Take a look at the beginning to end process set on flickr.

I can't say I knew what I was doing when it came to making these, so if you have any suggestions or comments feel free to send them my way. The first one I made was bulked with foil only... lots and lots of foil. It didn't work so well and I had to use a ton of clay, which made it pretty expensive. I used the method shown in the set for the other 4 masks that were made.

I certainly learned a lot in the making of these. If you are quick you can see the completed masks on the White Walls site right now since the show is still going. I took pics of each painted mask and will create a flickr set soon so you can see them even when the show closes.

Nobunny Mask Paint Process

I took some pics of the paint process for the Nobunny skull masks. You'll find the sequence with some descriptions on my flickr page. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I make Plastic Masks

I wanted to make plastic Halloween-style masks for a long time. Last year, I finally did some research and found a way to make it happen! Here is a look at some of my first works. More to come soon!

This is an adult sized wearable halloween-style mask. Made for the band NOBUNNY. Nobunny has tweak a few old punk logos with a rabbit theme and I thought this Misfits "Fiend" inspired graphic the band used on t-shirts and buttons would make a great mask. Nobunny thought it was a great idea, so I made a bunch up, he took them on tour and they were a hit!
I showed the Nobunny mask to Sacramento, CA artist SKINNER and he asked if I can make other designs. Can I make some really big? I said sure and we made these 18" tall masks. Five designs were sculpted and 6 masks were pulled of each design for a total of 30 over-sized custom masks. Skinner then hand painted each one for his new solo art show, "This Fear You May Know", which opens Aug. 14 at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

Here is a look at a few of his final masks:


and here is a look at some before they were painted:


If you are interested in having custom masks made for Halloween or any event or reason, please contact me at