London-based Norwegian artist Magnhild Kennedy goes by the professional name damselfrau. She’s become well-known for her intricate and unique masks. While they appear exotic and traditional, each is made by hand from found objects and imagination.
She talks about her art in an interview at Designboom.
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I find things everywhere, I have picked fruit netting out of bins. one christmas in paris, they decorated the trees of the champs-élysées with plastic crystals. rouge ones had fallen off and been stepped into the dirt pavement and I scratched out pocket fulls. I’ve picked gold confetti off the floor at alternative miss world. friends bring me things from their travels too. a friend gave me a norwegian 1700’s hair wreath, a japanese friend gave me an antique geisha hair piece I crocheted into a mask. old tea towels. I’ll use whatever if it has personality.