August 10, 2010 – Makeshift Gas Mask
One kneepad for flooring. One weird metal disc with holes in it that I found in my laundry room. One pair of welding goggles. One really dope looking mask if I do say so myself. Welcome to ‘Making a Low Budget Sci-Fi Movie 101’… now pay attention! Maybe it was better that it was a lil tight and hard to breathe through… otherwise those veins wouldn’t have made it into the photo.
Welcome back to MASK365 folks, thanks for keepin’ up. If you haven’t checked 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 Burgerby 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.