Art I Love: Bertjan Pot

Bertjan Pot is a Dutch designer and artist who creates these amazing masks made out of rope. The “Masks” series came about as a happy accident as Pot describes it on his website,

Although seemingly these masks tell stories, this again started out as a material experiment. I wanted to find out if by stitching a rope together I could make a large flat carpet. Instead of flat, the samples got curvy. When I was about to give up on the carpet, Vladi came up with the idea of ​​shaping the rope into masks. The possibilities are endless, I’m meeting new faces every day.

I recently created a gallery wall for a client’s home with all sorts of tribal masks from her travels to various countries in Africa and cities in Mexico. Seeing Bertjan Pot’s work makes me want to create a gallery wall of masks for my home! This is absolutely stunning. What do you think?

Rope masks created by Bertjan Pot

Rope masks created by Bertjan Pot

Rope masks created by Bertjan Pot

Rope masks created by Bertjan Pot

Rope masks created by Bertjan Pot

Rope masks created by Bertjan Pot

Rope masks created by Bertjan Pot

Rope masks created by Bertjan Pot

Rope masks created by Bertjan Pot

Rope masks created by Bertjan Pot

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