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The Jozef Mrva Masks Are Eerie and Creatively Crafted

By: Cody Turner - Published: Sep 12, 2012 • References: behance.net and junk-culture
Jozef Mrva has been creating an exciting series of cardboard animal masks that experiment with identity and which are also extremely captivating to look at.

Mrva says he has been working on these animal masks for a few months now and they consist of materials that anyone can go pick up. Mrva uses mainly pieces of torn up cardboard and the occasional paint or black tape accent to create his masks.

Most of them are reminiscent of animal skulls and Mrva says his "animal masks resemble skulls or remains or abominations" and that "they are made to inspire the inner forces of man and allow behavioral self-expression through identity alternation."

Jozef Mrva intends for his masks to be used in musical performances, video-art and stage performances in the future.

All of the photos for these masks were taken by Nikola Ivanov.