I wanted to wake you from your weekend reverie with some imagery that will stick to the insides of your eyelids even if you choose to close your eyes. You are looking at Colorado-based mask artist, Landon Meier‘s, “award winning giant baby heads”.
This is kind of like the ultra-disturbing hyper-realistic cousin of Mark Mothersbaugh’s Booji Boy identity. It’s also 10X scarier than that frightful Ally McBeal-era dancing baby. Frankly, it’s pretty amazing. The detail in the mask is a terrific, but the combined visual of a grown man (or woman) wearing it is the true triumph in this exercise.
Some artists use the term “pervasive art,” Meier goes with “invasive art”:
I like the idea of people wearing these to the supermarket on a random day and terrifying other people. The idea of unwilling audience members getting a shock — invasive art, I guess.
Expect to have tonight’s dreams fully invaded. Meier’s Cry Baby mask took about 9 months to finesse and finish, and it’s made of liquid latex. You can pick up a signed and numbered mask (in 3 versions) for $250 here. Click through for a video and photo from inside the artist’s studio.