Leather

Flame Mask
Flame Mask

The concept of this mask is intended to suggest flames erupting from the wearers mouth. The mask is essentially symmetric, with slight variation in how the tendrils are shaped on either half. Click the "process" link for construction details.

Flame Mask: Side View
Flame Mask: Side View

The tie ribbon is melted in areas to carry the theme of the piece.

Detail: Dye, Tendril Shaping
Detail: Dye, Tendril Shaping

The leather dye was applied working from the center out toward the edges. The color gradation was achieved with nearly ten applications of different dye mixtures.

Flame Mask
Flame Mask

The concept of this mask is intended to suggest flames erupting from the wearers mouth. The mask is essentially symmetric, with slight variation in how the tendrils are shaped on either half. Click the "process" link for construction details.

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Armor Mask
Armor Mask

This mask was a class project. Each student had the same flat pattern to manipulate at will. My concept was inspired by Greek and Egyptian armor in shape and color.

Armor Mask
Armor Mask

The flanges at the cheek and areas around the eyes are gold leafed, and the corners of the eye also feature light tooling.

Armor Mask
Armor Mask

This mask was a class project. Each student had the same flat pattern to manipulate at will. My concept was inspired by Greek and Egyptian armor in shape and color.

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