Kest Schwartzman is a metalsmith trained at Massachusetts College of Art. She has been making masks for over a decade. She is now embarking on a journey to make a mask for every creature in the 1969 version of Borges' "The Book of Imaginary Beings" as translated by Norman Thomas Di Giovanni
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
**sketch** for the Barometz
This series really is getting me out of my comfort zone- I carved a wooden sheep for this mask. Actually, I carved two wooden sheep- the first one looked like a platypus, though. Yeah, I don't know how that happened, either. I'm still not pleased with the effect, even with the sheep like wooden sheep, though, and may start over again, or else may do something with color and patina.