A one of a kind leather bird mask with a very old world, Venetian fee. Hand painted in shimmering champagne and accented with metallic bronze, burgundy and black.
A 1960’s vintage faceted glass gem sits just at the third eye; the stone is a deep ruby with an aurora borealis coating that lends flashes of amber and green when the light hits it right. It is set in an aged brass filigree, which rests atop a fluff of curled goose feathers with a single off white peacock feather.
This mask is part of an ongoing series of strange bird masks, which began around 2001. These pieces share similar lines and qualities, but each one is distinctly unique; they are clearly from the same family, but each has its own individual character.
© 2013 Andrea Adams/Beadmask