September 7, 2010 – Cheetah G.A.S. Mask (Blog Version)
Everyone knows the cheetah is the fastest land animal and that it can get to its stop speed faster than most sports cars. What I didn’t know until I did a bit of reading was that they’re the only extant (the opposite of extinct – meaning living) member of the genus? They belong to Acinonyx along with the extinct Acinonyx pardinensis (the Giant Cheetah – the size of a lion!) and Acinonyx kurteni (a primitive type cheetah)… here’s the next step of evolution… Avinonyx rebellare-artifex.
Have you ever seen a King Cheetah?!
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.
This Friday is the Pancakes & Booze Art Show. Come out and see some MASK365 pieces in person and hang out with Freehand Profit and the Havenotz for a night of art, spirits & breakfast foods. Wear your favorite Profit tee, let’s show LA what we’re about!
***ANYONE INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING ART or PERFORMING PLEASE CONTACT TOM @ email@example.com
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