jack cardboard wall maskby Luis Rodrigalvarez
- the story
They say that a face provides a map of the soul, with each crease and contour leaving a tangible link to some life experience.
Make your own creative journey across the geography of the human face with this extraordinary, decorative mask kit. Inspired by the traditional masks found in many ancient cultures, this mask is split into thin, topographical segments. Each precise contour is then laser-cut from non-toxic, environmentally friendly cardboard.
The 87 pieces come packed flat, and you get the fun of assembling them like a puzzle, watching the realistic face materialize before your very eyes. The completed mask makes a striking conversation piece for home, office or classroom. Made in the USA from 50% recycled cardboard.
- Item ID
- Made from
- recycled cardboard
- 7.5" H x 7" W x 4" D
- Difficulty level 3 of 10 (10: Expert).
- the maker
After working as a designer for several design firms, manufacturers, and advertising companies in Madrid, Spain, Luis followed his wife to Charlottesville, Virginia and landed at Cardboard Safari as head designer. The quick success of his first design, a cardboard deer trophy, emboldened them to make more fun stuff.
When not designing Luis loves to cook and share his recipes with family and friends. Having grown up in Spain, he tries to recreate the flavors of the Mediterranean in his kitchen.
Luis was inspired to become an artist after working and consulting for the Spanish sculptor Juan Mu�oz. He enjoyed becoming a part of the artwork through his involvement. Luis discovers new ideas from traveling in airplanes, subways and cars. "The process of being in motion to another place makes me think from a different perspective and gives me time to turn ideas around in my head."
When starting a new design he considers the material or the tool as these define the possibilities and limitations. "The fragility, flatness and strength are the main characteristics of cardboard that drive my projects and spawn many small sketches and notes. As the idea develops I test and test and as I approach the final design I try to simplify the design as much as possible."
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