Phillip Valdez

The rumblings of my imagination all constructed out of paper.

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Behind the Gates.

The mask I created for my wife visioluxus. I forget how things bold and simple usually get the strongest reactions.

visioluxus:

Horned Beetle

Model: Sister Thyme

Mask: Phillip Valdez

Product shots of the amazing beetle mask my husband made for me. It’s definitely one of those things you have to see in person, and I suppose it’s not technically a mask since the wearer can’t see through it.

Constructed out of hand cut paper, paint and glue. I’m trying to convince him to do a series of insects but he is not listening to me, even though I keep showing him photos of really amazing and strange bugs. I can’t really complain though, because you should see what he made me next! Pic coming soonish.

I will work on some more bug masks……but I have a robot to finish first

Behind the Gates.

Here is my first mask of 2014. The concept that Elisa asked of me was a mask that turned into desolate trees at the top. The first pic is the finished mask and the 2nd is my daughter modeling the finished piece. Can’t wait to see what my wife does with her finished concept.

visioluxus:

The Star, 2004
Mask by Phillip Valdez

Ha! I look back and see several things that I should have done better. Elisa and I have talked about remaking this mask……………..we’ll see. 

visioluxus:

The Star, 2004

Mask by Phillip Valdez

Ha! I look back and see several things that I should have done better. Elisa and I have talked about remaking this mask……………..we’ll see. 

Maleficent Mardi Gras inspired mask.

I created this after I saw some pics of Angelina Jolie in her Maleficent make up and was inspired. The model is Cara White and the photographer is Visioluxus (my wife). There are more glamour pics, I just have to wait for them. Enjoy.

Finally got to work on my Hercules Beetle Mask. The whole mask will be gilded gold with both black and jade enamel. I still have to work on the wings and attach the bug parts.

New Mask on the Horizon.

Elisa and I are starting a new series based on beetles and other insects. This first one is a Hercules Beetle. I’ve posted my idea-then some of the bug parts (the two wings and the head piece). The group shot also includes the body carapace(the final design has the model’s face covered), the head piece, one wing cover and the legs. The mask is in the corner. The last two are the faux finishes with the enamel treatment in progress. Working on the wings and the legs-will post soon.

Commission I did for author Heather Shafeddin promoting her newest book: Damaged Goods. The 1971 Charger is completely made of paper, except the windshield. Came out pretty good.

Wanted to show this again (here you go Chris). Created for a Halloween Party for a friend.

My wife and I are restarting the Tarot series now that both of us have evolved in our artistic execution. I will make the masks with my style of Victorian filigree and she will photograph them. I am REALLY excited.

Here are some sketches for the first mask:Sun. I also uploaded a pic of my devil mask to show how the sun may be painted to look (more gold though….). We are going to create the 22 major arcana………phew! Well, here we go……….