Clearance Sale at DMP Etsy Shop

2015-01-25 18.41.21With February coming and lots of different kinds of art being produced around the house, I had to take a hard look at my Etsy shop and whittle down my current inventory of photographic art and sculpture.

With that in mind, I’ve got a clearance sale running on my Etsy shop – many sculptural masks and large photographic prints, sized 11×17″ and 20×30″ (just shy of 2ft x 3ft).  Have a rummage!

 

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New Futurama Sculptural Masks on Etsy

If my Etsy stats (and sales) have taught me anything, it’s that people adore Futurama.  Luckily for me, they adore it enough to buy primitive mask stylings I do of the characters.  These guys were recent additions to my Etsy shop.

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A lot of the business advice to indie creators is “know your audience,” and the Simpsons/ Futurama/ Matt Groening audience I know very well, since my house is littered with those products.  I have figures, a wind-up tin Bender, a painting of Zoidberg in Australian Aboriginal art style, large tin wall advertisements, etc.   oct 2014 pt 3_103 oct 2014 _101

New Simpsons/ Futurama Masks

I frequently make masks inspired by the Simpsons and Futurama.  At their respective peaks they are my favorite shows and have probably shaped my brain more than anything else- more than Star Wars, Star Trek, the Muppets, the Beatles, any other slice of pop culture you could name.  It’s a joy to do these masks even if they come out as very primitive renditions of the characters.  Too bad one can’t make a whole art career doing Zoidbergs!  These and other sculptural masks are available on my Etsy.

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New Ceramic Masks

2013 was a revival of making ceramic masks for me, and in 2014 I’ve been able to get a better workflow of creating around 30-40 masks in a 2 month period and getting them glazed/ fired/ photographed in the 3rd month.  This batch was a pretty even split between Nobodies (weirdos I make up in my head), Pop Culture characters, cultural guys that reference things like Noh Masks and mythology, and animal faces that give alternatives to hanging innocent dead creatures in your house.  I had quite a few requests too, and I can’t make a batch of masks without Futurama or Simpsons guys showing up.  Here’s 18 of the latest characters, most of which are available on my Etsy and Ebay.  2014-07-08 16.25.55 2014-07-07 20.27.57

Freddie Mercury Sculptural Mask

Freddie Mercury Sculptural Mask

Last year I became obsessed with Queen and whenever I go through these phases it bleeds into my other art… lots of sampling and remixing Queen in my music, photoshoots inspired by particular looks or videos, and ceramics of the personas involved. Here’s my Freddie Mercury mask, up for grabs at Etsy.

The Ceramic Rogues of Batman

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I remain a huge fan of the Christopher Nolan Batman films.  Some people complain about how “dark” they were, but I found them quite funny, savvy and hopeful.  In retrospect there wasn’t even any blood in the movies, which goes to show how effective dialogue, music and cinematography can trick people into believing something is really “adult” or “dark” or “intense” when it’s actually “all ages.”  To this end I did a few of the villains as ceramic masks, and chose the movie versions of Scarecrow and Bane (Two Face I just do from memory but we can pretend he’s from the movie if you’re up for it).  All three are currently up for grabs at my Etsy shop.villains_05 villains_07