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
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The animal Imagined by Kafka **process**
Administration got the better of me, for a bit, But I'm moving again, full speed ahead. I have 120 pounds of copper sheet (hopefully enough for the full project) and have started ordering/ acquiring the incidentals needed. Here's the Animal envisioned by Kafka- it was waiting on orange muslin for months, and is now nearly complete- I bleached out his tail yesterday and hung him up to dry before his final trimming.
Today, I brought it inside, combed it out, and trimmed it.