Journal #10

Masks from Day of the Dead and African tribal masks were the inspiration for the creation of my mask. The way that the Day of the Dead masks are able to contour to a persons head making it look like a skull and give it a geometric shape to it inspired me. While the African Tribal masks gave me the inspiration of a mask the contoured the face as the day of the dead masks did but instead distorting the face to give the mask a sort of alien/animal look to it.

day-of-dead-masks-1 tribal-mask

My mask tried to combine both of the aspects of the mask types together. Organic shapes were used to contour the face and give it a life like look to it. The geometric shapes were used to distort the mask and make it look less like a face and more like a monster or alien.




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