August 6, 2010 – Frankenstein Spray Can Gas Mask
My new found obsession with creating vinyl toys like Munny Dolls has had me looking at objects with all new possibilities. Today’s mask is a great example of that. I used polymer clay to create add-ons to a can of Montana Hardcore. Inspired by classic Hollywood monsters, this one is one part spray can, one part gas mask and one part Boris Karloff.
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Big thanks goes out to the folks at Skull-A-Day for sharing with their readers our Skull Hockey Mask. The homie Char.L.Ton showed me the Skull-A-Day project a while back and we decided to do our own “a-day projects”. You should really check out his Burger365 project. Being creative everyday has reinvigorated my passion and energy in my art. To be honest it has breathed life in to that part of me that art school had just about destroyed.
Welcome back to MASK365 folks, thanks for keepin’ up. If you haven’t check the project out yet here’s the low down:
Masks in one form or another have been around since the Stone Age. You’d be hard pressed to find something that has as many uses as mask; think about it for a minute. Masks can be used to conceal your identity, to scare, to protect in work or in sports, they’ve been used as punishment, in fashion and on stage. People wear masks for numerous reasons and each one gives that mask a personality and a story of it’s own. Bikers wear them, doctors wear them, children, adults, cops, criminals, in fact we all wear them in some form. Masks are in many ways immortal icons in cultures around the world.
So what!? Well… I have started a project called MASK365. I will be designing, sculpting, drawing, painting, wearing, folding, forming and all around creating a mask a day for a full year (inspired by Skull A Day). Here’s where you come in… just swing by FreehandProfit.com and check out the blog each day to see what he has in store for you. Have ideas for a mask? Post it as a comment on the blog and let’s see where this project takes us. And don’t forget to check out Everything Burger by Char.L.Ton, he’ll be doing the same project but with burgers (mmmm now I’m hungry).
You’ll notice that some of the pieces belong to another series of work called Guerrilla Art Squadron. The project began as tattoo art for Ca$h the bassist for Candyman 187 & The Havenotz. The biomechanic style gas mask he asked for was starting to look like an elephant skull and that cartoon light bulb went off. Since then Guerrilla Art Squadron has taken on a life of its own.
If this is your first time checking out the Skull Hockey Mask you may recognize Zodiak Killa sporting the mask. If you’re not familiar with him and recognize real Hip-Hop then you should really take a listen.