So it’s been an interesting journey. Creating the mask was a really smooth process. We were on a tight schedule though, and I actually ended up completing the mask my first full day at Burning Man.

If you’re curious to know how the spirit mask was made, you’ll find this video interesting. We used a number of different tools including angle grinders and a plasma cutter, and a torch for the brazing. It doesn’t cover the painting or adding the beads (both of which were done last minute), but you can definitely follow how the mask took shape. Feel free to ask questions!

Making of the Spirit Mask from Brandon Mason on Vimeo.