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Daily Masquerade

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There’s something profound and unexpectedly soulful about the facial expressions of these masks, made by Latvian papier mâché artist, Mimmi. Her Etsy shop, MiesmesaBerni, is full of unique, believable-looking masks. While they look like they belong in the original 1973 movie Wicker Man, Mimmi’s motivation goes much deeper than costumes typically do:

“I fell in love with the idea to become someone that you are not able to be in this life time. Personally, I knew that I didnt want to be a superhero. I want to be something different, something from the old days. Most of us are wearing masks sometimes. For a better world – leave on the mask you need.”

I suspect not everyone would find the world improved if people walked around in these beautiful-yet-creepy things. They are nonetheless remarkable works of art, even if they do inspire some peculiar and menacing dreams.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

24 thoughts on “Daily Masquerade

  1. I am totally and completely weirded out. In a good way, tho.

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  2. Strange, but what an expression of talent.

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  3. While I get the artisanal aspect and imagine some find beauty in these things I have but one word for a deep seated inner terror: Masks! I can’t even look at these which is a testament to how well executed they are.

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  4. There is probably something we can do here involving reincarnation. If we could couple that with a smartphone app….maybe people would try a bit harder to improve their karma.

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  5. They are very soulful and expressive and exceptionally well-crafted but they are also profoundly creepy maybe because of how “real” they feel on some level. They give me the same heebie-jeebies as taxidermy.

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  6. Love the unicorn.

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  7. I seem to be the only one who wasn’t creeped out by these – what does that say about me I wonder?! (Please don’t feel obliged to answer that!!)

    I LOVE the monkey one!
    x

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