I love making articulated pieces - for one thing, it gives the mask multiple looks. Another good thing is the sense of playfulness that moving parts inspire. At the show this weekend this mask saw quite a bit of action (although I didn't sell it)! The idea behind it is fairly simple: I was thinking about all the things I tune out or ignore and the mental "blinders" I wear. I suppose this is a mechanism to prevent overstimulation or mental overload! I do tend to be a very straightforward, looking ahead type of person - perhaps because I'm so easily distracted.
Well, the show in San Francisco was a little better than I expected. Does that mean the economy is improving?!