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My beautiful husky Kiba died last week. He went unexpectedly, quietly, in my arms...wrapped in a blanket on the living room floor, in the only home he ever knew. He was 13 years old, and I loved him. He was more than "just a dog" to me. I work at home...we were always together. I was his pack leader, he was my family.

If you love my wolf masks and think they are beautiful, it's Kiba you see in them. He was the prettiest dog (everyone said so, everywhere we went) and living with his wild beauty every day made me a better artist. He was my muse and often my inspiration, and I'll miss him every day, forever.


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I'm doing my best to keep up with my order queue. Work is a good thing, but this house has never been so quiet and these are sad days. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience, in a difficult time.



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Andrea Masse-Tognetti
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I'm a self-representing artist from western New York. Self taught in the art of leather maskmaking, I've been working exclusively with leather sculpture for over twenty years.

In 2006, I created several designs for Cirque Du Soleil. Currently, a synthetic version of my mask "Frivole" is in mass production and available in Cirque Du Soleil gifts shops everywhere.

In 2008, I was invited to create over fifty exclusive masks for the Muscle Musical production "Magicarade", in Tokyo Japan. I appeared on several national Japanese television shows with my masks throughout the 2008-2009 holiday season.

In October of 2009, I appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and demonstrated my mask-making technique on live national television.

In 2010, I was commissioned to create several wolf masks for Halloween season window displays throughout the United States. The masks were featured in Ralph Lauren Rugby store windows everywhere.

In 2011, A quartet of my white wolves were featured in an international cosmetics advertising campaign. The wolf masks were used in a fashion photo shoot for Lise Watier Cosmetiques "Neiges" perfume, shot in Toronto. The advertisements appeared throughout Canada during the 2011 holiday season. You can see YouTube videos of the photo shoot here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfl8iL…
...and here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJf9vM…

In 2011, I designed four owl masks for an up and coming UK hip-hop group called The Four Owls. Currently, the masks can be seen in performances and videos all throughout Europe and the UK.
Video for the second single 'Not Like Before', taken from 'The Four Owls' debut album 'Nature's Greatest Mystery' on High Focus Records, 5th December. Video directed, filmed and edited by Harry Wheeler. Video can be seen here:
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=…

Also in 2011, my white fox mask was featured in an independent film; "White Fox Mask". A GWYCKY FILMS production...official website here: www.gwyckyfilms.com/home.html
The movie has just premiered at the American Film Festival in Poland.

In the summer of 2012, I was commissioned to produce designs for the Metropolitan Opera. My Anubis masks appeared on stage (and simulcast in movie theaters across the world) in the 2013 production of "Rigoletto".

Also in 2013, my black fox mask appeared on episode 304 of the ABC hit TV show "Once Upon A Time".
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FreedomSoull Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*fave spams*
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Derle-Derer Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015   Artisan Crafter
There is so much beauty in your work. It is all so wonderfully crafted.
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WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015   Photographer
I  L O V E your work!!
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cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   General Artist
I just saw your mask on The Librarians! Nearly jumped outta my seat when I saw that and started pointing at the T.V.- awesome!
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NightmareHound Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Happy birthday, and I hope all good for you!
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greensam Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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ByakkoWestGuardian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! 
Fun cake 
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Hyakki-Hikou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HB :aww:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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NightmareSith23 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Happy Birthday
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