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Masks: Garden of Unearthly Delights.
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A commission to design two masks came to us via director and photographer Timothy Saccenti's latest project, 'The Garden of Unearthly Delights'. In it, two figures convey a story of darkness, impossibility, fertility, and of course, a final moment of delivery.

Looking for a discord between the natural and synthetic, we designed two masks that could receive horse hairs within the face of the photoresin shells. The result is a meeting of the exact and the hairy, and the natural and near-figure. This uncanny material relationship has inspired new ideas at Commonwealth- ones which attempt to embed dense material relationships within future furniture design projects.

Masks: 'Garden of Unearthly Delights', (2009). Painted SLA photoresin and Horse Hair. (Palamino Pony Tail Hair).
Each Mask is secured by antique leather strapping.

SLA Printing by Approto of Oklahoma.

03/08/2009


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