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The Dream by merimask The Dream by merimask
This was a very special leather mask, commissioned by my brother as a gift for Franco Dragone. I called it "The Dream" because it was given to him on the occasion of the opening of his show "Le Reve" at the Wynn in Las Vegas.

Le Reve is a pretty awesome, eclectic show so I wanted this to be a pretty awesome eclectic mask. The elements of earth (amber, turquoise, & Botswana agate) are represented, as well as air (gold angel's wing) and water (art deco waterfall, fish fin). All these elements appear in the show, as well as the flowing Art Nouveau red scarf which also appears in the show & ties everything together.

He was apparently very pleased with the mask so, mission accomplished. ^_^

If you like my work, please check out my Etsy shop: [link]
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unholycookie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I love this mask, the red scarf looks wicked sweet.
You have disabled comments on your new entries, which makes me sad, because every time I see a new mask, I want to tell you how lovely your work is getting.
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PastelZebra Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Stunning work ! You are truly talented!
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CelestialLight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
This is wonderful! I particularly love the bright, bold colors!
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KosherSoulMachine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I think my favorite mask. It is so unusual, with the myriad elements yet somehow balanced, and and that art nove...wait...you said that!? Okay! :D So it is Art Noveau, red scarf. It just has such a unique design.
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btpdesign Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
love!
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merimask Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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Wine-and-Cheese Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
A masterful combination of lines and swirls. *applause*
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I was influenced by Art Nouveau with this one...
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wizemanbob Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
I know next to nothing about mask making--so I could very well be wrong--but this mask looks a lot simpler than some of your more recent masks. Or, at least less time consuming, since there aren't a hundred little scales/feathers. But then, you probably made that time up in R&D, so it balances out.

It's a beautiful piece.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
True...this was a very "clean" design with bold lunes & less texture. I wanted it to be more iconic & less representational.

Thank you. :-)
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