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Mystical Metal Masks

This Kest Schwartzman Collection is Full of Fantasy Face Facades

— June 24, 2011 — Art & Design
Artist Kest Schwartzman makes the art of masquerading an all-year affair. Why wait all year for Halloween for an opportunity to dress up?

Nashville-based metal-meister Kest Schwartzman is definitely a master of disguises. This talented creator is a skilled metalsmith and has found his muse in copper. Schwartzman specializes in designing copper creations that encourage play and imagination, crafting intricate masks out of the metal. These masks are in masquerade style, usually only covering the top half of the face, and leaving the eyes visible.

Schwartzman tends to focus on animals for his inspiration. His collection includes masks that resemble beautiful bugs, ancient dinosaurs and beaked birds. Wearers can surrender to their imagination as they transform into whimsical creatures.

These Kest Schwartzman creations are facades filled with fantasy and would be "jest" wonderful to wear all-year long.

Implications - Current entertainment trends emphasize elements of fantasy; viewers embrace mystical and surreal storylines and characters such as those in Twilight or Harry Potter. These consumers are eager for products that reflect their interest in fantasy and incorporate surreal elements into their design or function. Companies can manufacture products that have mystical qualities to appeal to younger demographics.