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« on: July 30, 2009 03:29:18 PM »

Hi there!  Cool

This is a God.
I have not yet decided a name and history for this God.
But it sure is a God.

I made this mask/headpiece for a contest with the theme "The Ogham". Initially the Ogham alphabet consists of twenty characters. The characters were named after trees or plants and were specifically designed for carvings in stone and wood.
The ogham signs are carved all over those horns.
So for now it is an Ogham God.

Me and a friend are now planning to make more masks and such with the same theme.
Build up stories for them all, how they are connected to each other.
Maybe we get to show them at an exhibition.

So stay tuned Wink

Oh and its made of: horns, sticks, beads, seashells, leather, sculpey clay, feathers, plaster etc.
I think its a little hard to see in that upper left picture, but theres dreamcather-like thingies tied on the horns.
And I kinda always say this but it looks better in real life, it's easier to see what the heck is going on.


Photography and God made by: Me
Model: Linda Lundqvist
Assistant: Lisa Lundqvist
Cloak made by: Rikard Jansson



Damn this description got long.
Thanks for looking and reading! :O

PS. We were in a cave. DS





Here comes the pics, you will have to right click them and choose view image if you're gonna see anything ^^









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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009 05:02:54 PM »

God of trees.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009 05:20:36 PM »

that is fantastic! and please do make a series Smiley I'd love to see what you come up with next. As for what this god is, the Cervidae (deer family) god? or god of dreams? hmmm...
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009 07:12:54 PM »

Amazingly creative but gives me the heeblie geeblies in the worse sort of way.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009 07:21:22 PM »

It kinda reminds me of the creepie monsters in the movie "The Village". It looks pretty cool, good job.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009 07:25:34 PM »

god of whispers.
god of secret thoughts.
god of forgotten dreams.

The antlers seem to have caught things going by that maybe you were trying to get rid of or forget about.  Then these things are brought back to face you which is uncomfortable, and scary, and compelling to look at.

?  That's what struck me.  This is fun though!  More stuff!




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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009 07:36:50 PM »

so creepy and awesome
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009 07:41:21 PM »

That last photo is really terrifying
you put a lot of work into that mask and it shows
a great piece and I agree that you should make a series
a series of woodland gods?
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2009 08:16:30 PM »

this is incredible
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2009 11:24:29 PM »

this is amazing! i love it Cheesy  please make a series!
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