Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pre Columbian Mask Collection

I just finished working on these masks which I will be using for this year's promotional materials.  My inspiration came from South American pre columbian art-- specifically within the Colombian region: the Quimbaya, Tumaco and Tayrona.  Along the way my love for hip-hop and street art also made an appearance in the stylization.  One of the orange masks reminds me of those 80's flat top hairstyles.  Anyway, there are so many uses I have planned for these guys so I'll continue to post as they come into existence.

Initial Sketches from sketchbook:

Finalized version in pattern form:

On white:


Alex Ariza said...

These came out pretty cool. Where do you get your reference for these masks? As you know I enjoy making paintings of these sorts of masks. Let me know!

Nathalie Gonzalez said...

Hey Alex I have some mini replicas at home and books that I've bought at Strand and when I visit Colombia.