Work Philip Valdez (Philip Valdez), first of all, will appeal to all fans of masquerades. But even if such entertainment is not to your taste, then even in this case, the work of the author is unlikely to leave you indifferent: after all, from ordinary paper he creates not just masks, but real works of art.
Philip Valdez created his first mask in 1996. As stated on website the author - "submitting to a sudden impulse." The experiment turned out to be successful: this work took first place at the Seattle Art Museum Masquerade Ball, the second place was also awarded to Philip for another mask, which he later made for his wife. After such recognition, the author decided to approach the creation of paper masks with all seriousness, and a request from his wife, who was fond of photography and wanted to use unusual masks in one of her projects, played a significant role here. This collaboration resulted in several original series of masks, the most successful of which are Tarot of Masks and Dream Masquerade.
Most of Philip Valdez's masks are made of white thick paper, although he sometimes paints his works.
Currently, Philip works as a technical illustrator, and devotes his free time to various creative projects. In addition to masks, the author is also fond of creating robots and mechanisms in the steampunk style. True, he also makes them out of paper and cardboard, but he paints them so realistically that at first glance they can be mistaken for metal.
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