A perfect gift for your favorite bibliophile, this is one of three designs that currently resides in the SunDust Gallery. Perhaps I spent too long with my nose stuck in a book, but I rather enjoyed making this delightful fantasy mask. Reminiscent of the works of Arcimboldo this book comes to life in a monsterish manner. He is rendered out of fine grain leather so he is lightweight and comfortable to wear. His pages and tongue have been molded out of separate pieces to add to the three dimensional quality that I strive for in my work. The tongue has been stitched into place to add further security allowing it to flicker freely with no regard for gravity! It is finished in a deep umber tone and streaked liberally with rust reds to give it a wonderful grainy texture, and lastly the spine of the book was delicately rubbed with just a hint of gold on its ridges.
This mask is hand sculpted through a process called wet forming, then hand dyed with water based stains and painted with professional quality artists acrylics. The mask is then coated in a sealant allowing it to handle some moisture though it is still not recommended that you submerge your mask is water, however a bit of sweat and spot cleaning is just fine.
Why chose leather? In addition to being lightweight (this particular mask weighs 2.7 oz), leather will always retain a certain pliability giving it a unique ability to conform over time to the wearer. Happy shopping!
Please note that all sales are final.
Once the product is shipped, the sale cannot be canceled.
Import duties & taxes are the buyer's responsibility.
To comply with official Customs regulations, we will not mark merchandise below value or as gifts.
I ship all of my items USPS priority mail with added insurance. I am willing to work with you on arranging a different means of shipping if you need the mask by a certain date and I will shop around for the best price available (overnight Fedex, USPS express, etc). You will be responsible for the additional fees as they apply. I am very good about working with you via email and will not purchase express shipping until approved by you. However, since I do not control the post I can make no guarantee that it will arrive on time.
Once the product is shipped it cannot be cancelled
*Note to international customers: please be aware that you will be held responsible for any additional duties or tariffs associated with your purchase.To comply with official Customs regulations, we will not mark merchandise below value or as gifts.
I insure all of my sales through the post office when they are shipped so if they are damaged or lost please contact me, and we can work something out. Otherwise all sales are final upon shipment. I am happy to answers any questions or concerns you have prior to purchase so don't be afraid to contact me. I usually have a response within 24 hours.
If you have any concerns about sizes please contact me and I can send you measurements! Due to the nature of leather it will have a degree of stretch and conformity so if its not an exact fit don't despair the more you wear it the more it shape.
Custom orders are available though limitations do apply. Please contact me and we can start designing your mask, today! I usually begin with an idea, and will send you a coupe of rough sketches, please note these will be black and white and will have small lines to indicate sculpture, you will have to use a bit of imagination to envision the final outcome! I invest a great deal of my time in these so please do not request a custom order if you are not serious about purchasing a mask.