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
Friday, June 3, 2011
The Crocotta and the Leucrocotta: Chapter 30
I ended up going back and adding little horns to the Crocotta. There's no indication in the text that he had any, but he IS an imaginary beast, and imaginary beasts evolve in unexpected ways. These two now look much more like a single chapter. Both are mainly copper, both have steel teeth, and both have their horns made of shed deer antler. I am content. On to the next chapter!