Reel to Reel

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Reel to Reel

125.00

“Reel to Reel”

14” x 30”

Found materials on Skateboard

 

I created this piece in 2013, drawing inspiration from African and South American ceremonial masks, with their bold patterns, exaggerated proportions, and evident connection to the “other side.” I used an old Nash skateboard, produced in the 1980s, as the base and overall shape of the mask. I sanded it, painted it white, and dripped black Yumi ink down it’s face, which adds a layer of organic chaos to the blocky and rigid facial features of the mask. The eyes, bulging from their head, are made from a reel-to-reel film canister, with a Sake bottle cap as one of the pupils. The nose is made up of a vintage permanent marker twisted with wire and bits of circular metal. The mouth, constructed of painted Styrofoam, hangs slack. A mop of unkempt hair, made of wire, shoe laces, and bits of fabric, echo the black ink running down the face of the masked spirit.

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