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Marble Carnivean Mask by MrSoles Marble Carnivean Mask by MrSoles
Jason Soles. 2009. Cold cast marble. Photo by Ken Wagner.
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:iconluisarriola:
LuisArriola Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
my favorite one!!!!
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Thank you. I am glad you like it!
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brokoloid Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:iconmrsoles:
MrSoles Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Thank you very much!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011   General Artist
beautiful :)
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Arcana-XI Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This may be the best mask I've seen. A very elegant angular design, and a very expresive mouth that automatically warns any passerby to keep clear. I like how you didn't overload it with details or decorations as it accentuates the expression a lot.
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LostIdentity1110 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
this is awesome :) it could even be the skull of an unidentified demon-creature (in my imagination hehe!)

Respect, MrSoles!
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Thanks very much!
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yosh1m1tzu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Artist
im diggin this
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hunterkiller Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic design of mask! Very simply but impressive. Do you sell this casts? :) This is my fav :)
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I sell my masks on my Etsy store here:

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This particular mask has spent the last two months hanging as part of Congregation Gallery's Black Death art show and will not be available until it is returned to me.
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:iconjm-snell:
JM-Snell Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Are you available for comission?
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:iconmrsoles:
MrSoles Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I am generally available for commissions. However, I am headed out on vacation for a couple weeks as of Friday morning. I will be back Monday, Sept. 13. If you reply in the next day or so and give me some details as to what you are thinking I can give you a ballpark of costs and a potential timeline.
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JM-Snell Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I have nothing but time, lol. I'm out here in Afghanistan and will be for quite some time. What materials do you use for your art? And would you be able to do something of the likes of Giger V.S. Steampunk? H. R. Giger. You probably know the name, but he is the biomechanical artist behind the designs for Alien (AVP) and he also made the microphone stand for the group Korn. Take a look at some of his other work, besides Alien, and see if you can come up with a few basic concepts between that and the Steampunk style. I think it would make a very interesting clash that I think you could pull off quite well. If possiple, you can even try to incorporate other materials like metal, leather, and clothe to imbelish the finished product. Just ideas. I love your work and would like to featuer a piece in my office. Maybe more than one.
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I may not be your guy. While I like Giger's work, I generally do not like to try and adopt other artists styles. I don't really have any steampunk art aspirations either. Thanks for the thought though... If I come up with anything in the next couple weeks I will get back to you.
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JM-Snell Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Fair enough. And no, I don't want you to necessarily adopt a style. More like a guiding direction for inspiration. I thought the combination could be interesting and I see that with your skill set and personal style, you could really pull something off quite nicely. Just keep an open mind about it and if you feel you develope something in mind, then please let me know.

Giger, while vastly unique and original has a feel to his work that I rather like. And I find that your work has, in me, a very similar feel. Personally, I don't collect Giger's work because it's a little too... erotic, or even vulgar for my personal taste as far as keeping a piece for presentation. Your pieces, however, (I don't have a name for that feeling I get) have a very similar feel, but they are different in that, in my opinion, your work seems to focus in a different area. And that's what I admire. For example, that mask you created that was a collaboration between you and another DA artist, the one that only has 25 pieces made, that's the kind of style I'm after. And as far as steampunk goes, it's not necesarily the average or traditional steampunk style, but more the idea of exposed mechanics. Like a really rough draft at making something not seen before, before the attempts to refine the developement begin. Like a creator who is creating something outside his realm, if that makes sense. Not the romanticized steampunk era of top hats and monacles. More the idea of tinkering with something potentially (apparently) dark in nature and on a very rough scale of development.

I have to say, I respect that you keep true to your art style and admire that you're so upfront about it. I hope my elaborations make it easier to understand what I had in mind. Like we've both stated, let me know if something developes. I'm looking forward to it!
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Thanks for the additional clarification. It does help me better understand what you are looking for. I will certainly think about it!
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JM-Snell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Keep me in mind!
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Revelations5-5 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
This is truly amazing. it seems very original in shape and evokes strange, primal emotions, great job.
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thank you kindly!
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4956 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
VERY COOL! REMINDS ME OF 2 DIFFERENT THING. THE STAR CHILD SKULL, AND THE MARTIAN CHRONICALS. THAT BIG V SHAPED MASK.THIS IS A EXCELLENT PEICE. GOOD WORK.
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Very nice work. Love to see the original positive. What resin are you using. Looks like a urethane.
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
It is polyurethane with marble powder. The mask has a good polish on it I did by hand with steel wool.
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
The last casting I did was the poor mans way with fiberglass (polyester) resin and 300 mesh brass powder. Thats the Kroenen Sr mask thats in my gallery. But I think I will spring for the good stuff when I finish building my rotocaster.
Very nice finish on your mask. Did you use 00 or 000 steel wool?
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Thanks. I started at 00 and worked up to 0000.

Your mask looks great by the way. Very cool. I have been meaning to learn to do some leather work.
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I see. So you progressed with the cutting to 0000. I will have to try that next time. Read your page and you mentioned that cold casting was a revelation. I would have to agree. I looked closely into metal clay and even bought a kiln for the process, though I will still explore the metal clays, the cold cast and rotocasting is an interesting medium to explore.

Thank you about my work. Been at it professionally for about 4 years. Though my main staple is high end adult leather items, I dont consider it art. Its more fetish.
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ProyectoOniric Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
This mask is really stunning! I love it.
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DeathOfATragedy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shockingly gorgeous. :)
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:iconmrsoles:
MrSoles Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Thank you kindly!
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yampimon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I'm very impressed with your work
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Thank you very much. I am glad you like it.
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MizzChievous Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
creepy :D
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Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Great sculpt here!
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doronmerav Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Artist
what exactly cold cast marble is? couldnt be actual marble can it?
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
It is marble powder mixed into clear resin. The end effect feels much like true marble, has the weight, and takes on heat/cold. The appearance has been likened to alabaster.
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XInsanity-VictimX Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Best mask ever. Fucking awesome new stuff. :)
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MrSoles Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Thank you very much. It took much longer than anticipated. The mold is my second attempt. The first mold was an experiment with urethane rubber I will not repeat. The teeth are cast from wolf teeth.
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XInsanity-VictimX Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
I would adore getting into that whole molding thing and trying to make stuff like that. I just don't think I could afford/do it right. :XD:
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