Wednesday, May 20, 2009

DEATH MASKS - What's on Your Wall Wednesday

Grits and Glamour
offers inspiration for your walls and mine. She is the muse that inspired me to post some of the art on my walls.

My husband's uncle is an artist over in Denmark. Every year he gives us a piece of art for New Year's to wish us a Happy one. I thought I'd share a couple pieces he's given us.

The last time my husband, Lars, was in Denmark, his uncle wanted to immortalize his face with a Death Mask. When Lars came home, his brother wanted to make masks of the rest of the family. My daughter had a cold and couldn't do it because you have to put straws up your nose to breath, when the plaster is poured over your face. We still have to get hers done. But here are the rest.

This piece of art was a present from my husband's uncle, on our last trip to Denmark. I call this The Balloon Trees.

We've bought a couple pieces of art too. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.


Adrienne said...

Those masks are cool - and a little spooky!

Bish Denham said...

Very nice! I agree with Adrienne. The masks are a bit spooky...

Melissa Miller said...

~Very cool masks Kim!

Thanks for your kind visit today. I really appreciate
We used command hooks to hang the door basket up. It's worked out very well so far.

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

Kelly Polark said...

Wow, neat masks! I like your France pics too!

Christina Farley said...

Those masks are amazing. I never knew that could be done, but it makes sense. I'm not sure if I could do it though!

Clementine said...

I LOVE those masks! I like the way you've displayed them too. I bet that was quite an experience!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those masks are so neat--I remember seeing some in a museum in England and thought they were beautiful in their starkness.

Kimbra Kasch said...

Thanks gals. I talked to my daughter after posting this and said, "We still need to get your mask done."

She said, "No we don't."

;-) Maybe she didn't really have a cold.