I create for the pure enjoyment and satisfaction of dreaming something up and seeing it come to life. I must say, never do I feel more like myself than during this process. I have my usual painting, drawing & jewelry outlets for this energy. But, every once in a while, I have a strong urge to dream up a mask. And really for no reason other than the joy of molding it into existence.
I had a blast making this owl and I'm psyched with the result. However, it did take a few unexpected turns. Roll with the punches... edit as you go. I eventually had to make the decision to sacrifice functionality (actually being able to see through the thing...) for aesthetics. And so, my mask became less of a mask and, instead, morphed into more of a sculptural piece.