the Masquerade

bee-queen  dragon for-a-mother  forest-of-the-Root-fairy green-witch guardian dragon-cage mullusk poison-witch Root-fairy   void-perchsearching-in-the-dark sentinel-welcome  swamp-witch tentacle the-void sentinels void-the-calling wasp witch
Theses images evolved out of a narrative I have had in the back of my mind for sometime. Or maybe the narrative evolved from them? In any case, these are inhabitants of a fantasy world I am developing. Each one its own character with its own back story and purpose. When embarking on this project, I created a series of masks, and helmets. I then photographed people wearing them in the studio, and in different outdoor locations. The result was an exciting ride through my imagination. I tried to think – where would this creature live? What would it do? What is its purpose? I’m still trying to answer some of these questions. What started out as a project to juxtapose the bizarre look of the masks with the beauty of the human form, has evolved into a story that I am not done telling.

This book chronicles my sculpture/photography project titled "The Masquerade" with detailed photographs of the masks, the history behind the photos, and the story of how it all came together. Each photo from the series is included in this gorgeous full color 46 page paperback.

This book chronicles my sculpture/photography project titled “The Masquerade” with detailed photographs of the masks, the history behind the photos, and the story of how it all came together. Each photo from the series is included in this gorgeous full color 46 page paperback.

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