The call of natural materials

Three of my earlier masks on display at
the 2005 Bonnie Kahn Gallery
group mask show, Portland, OR
Some years before Wildland Roots came about, I ran a successful mask-making business. I exhibited in art galleries, shipped masks to customers around the world, and even had a few creations featured in film and television.

But over the years, as I sat crafting my masks from synthetic materials in my basement studio, I found myself day-dreaming of wildlands: mossy old growth forests, rocky high deserts and windy beaches. And thus an idea began to form...