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Sunday, October 31, 2010

39. Hand Mask

I asked for a helping hand with my mask for today... I didn't realize it would be taken so literally. 

38. Pumpkin Mask

When Pimpin turned to Pumpkin 



Birthed from a virgin pumpkin, emerged as a man.
-The Legend of "Thug Life"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

35. Pizza Mask

Gollum and Bilbo are exchanging riddles.  
" I make regular appearances at social clubs and parties, everyone loves me, and although I look Italian I'm really from China... Who am I?"


Extra advice:
Pair with Mask #9 for a good time.

Monday, October 25, 2010

33. Tin Foil Mask

The mortal enemy of tooth fillings. This super villain can insert his head into the mouths of victims of tooth decay and cause immense pain. Curse you, tyrant tin foil!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

32. Sequins Mask

Follow Me in Sequence

Reflections on a Month

I have completed what has been a month of mask making, 1/12 of the way complete.  I would like to thank everyone that is following me on this daily process.  Especially all those who have helped me take pictures, think of ideas, provide materials, think up captions or been around for my daily performance.  One of the most exiting things is the mandatory collaborative effort of this project.  I can not do it alone.

The most difficult part of the project has not been finding a material, or finding a friend to take a picture, but finding internet to post every night.  I do not have internet at home.  Some nights although I have completed my mask for the day, I have not had access to the internet until the next day. For those of you you follow my process daily I apologize for the delays.

Along with the joy of completing a month worth of masks, comes a new trouble.  I have been using a free one month trial of a photoshop like program called pixelmator to edit and format my posts. The free trial is up and I have been struggling to edit my photos with garbled complicated windows-esque photo editing applications.  I hope to remedy this as soon as possible any suggestions?

If there was anything that I could change now about this project it would be the amount of time there is in a day.  Admittedly some masks fall short of their potential due to my lack of time in a day.  As each mask is made, there is a small amount of sorrow knowing that I can never again use the same material.  Knowing that I could have made a better mask hurts a bit.  But then I remember that I am going to be making 365 masks and some days will be amazing and others not so much.  Thats just how life goes.

If you haven't heard. I am leaving for Budapest, Hungary on January 30th.  I will be there studying Eastern European culture and will have a to be decided internship. Mask-a-day is a location based project, and traveling is one of the best things that can happen.  I am exited to see how the trash differs in Budapest, lots of new mask opportunities.

To everyone,

Kjartan

31. Cup Mask

You can find this character at most keggers.  Beware he will steal your beer.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

27. Filter Mask

When I say bad words my mom doesn't wash my mouth out.  She puts a filter on it. 

26. Binder Mask


If insects had evolved to become the dominant intelligent beings, not only would they have exoskeletons.  They would have excobrians organized on the top of their heads. 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

25. Fiber Glass Mask


 Jack Frost has a twin brother.
Introducing, Peter Insulation. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

22. Auto Mask

You are being controlled by the most uneducated people.  You are becoming a MACHINE!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

21. Sombrero Mask

Werecrow: Beware when the flowers bloom, this gardener will turn into a scarecrow in an instant.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

19. Foam Mattress Pad Mask


"You were always scared to look under your bed.  You didn't know that the really scary monster was between your bed." 
-Foamy the Bed Bug.


Friday, October 8, 2010

17. Sandwich Mask

"Give me sanwich. I keep fresh. I not eat sanwich. Me promise."

Sunday, October 3, 2010

12. Shoe Box Mask

If we wore faces off our heads like the soles of our shoes. 

11. Electrical Cord Mask

Current modern disguise

Shout out to my friend Tasha for the idea, and crow manner for the resources. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

10. Take Out Mask

"Look at Lardo over there, stuffing his face."
"Doesn't he realize its take out?"