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?