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Trent Whitehead Designs Colorful, Enticing Wooden Masks

By: Joanne Lam - Published:   Updated: Jun 9 2011 • References: trentwhitehead and blog.urbanoutfitters
These colorful totem face masks by Trent Whitehead bring out a flashier side of classic mask-painting. With intricately-designed expressions and rainbow-filled patterns, Trent Whitehead combines both dull and bright color palettes into various geometric shapes.

Skimming through his numerous works, it is obvious that Trent Whitehead has a knack for creating an elaborate interaction between shapes and colors. See for yourselves in the featured gallery.

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