CE­CILIA LUNDQVIST

The Ideal Home and Garden - - Design Rapid Fire -

Ce­cilia’s fas­ci­na­tion with masks started when as a child she vis­ited this great ex­hi­bi­tion called ‘Masks - Other Worlds’ at a lo­cal cul­ture in­sti­tu­tion in the small Swedish town. It was a won­der­fully staged ex­hi­bi­tion that took her on a jour­ney through the vast mask col­lec­tion of a Swedish ec­cen­tric an­thro­pol­o­gist, ac­com­pa­nied with dra­matic sound scapes and sug­ges­tive light­ing. She says - hu­mans have used them as tools to com­mu­ni­cate and con­nect the ev­ery­day life with fan­tasy or an­other di­men­sion for thou­sands of years. She fur­ther men­tions that a mask is both an ob­ject and a ve­hi­cle for story telling - you can hang it on the wall or you can wear it and let it come to life. She is al­ways think­ing about ways to com­bine her two pas­sions: masks and per­fume. Her ad­vice to as­pir­ing young mask artists - tell vis­ual stories with your masks. I also highly rec­om­mend col­lab­o­ra­tions with stylists, de­sign­ers and pho­tog­ra­phers. Col­lab­o­ra­tions with the right cre­ative peo­ple can re­sult in beau­ti­ful im­agery and projects that you could not have pro­duced your­self.

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