This design idea came to me when listened to a country music concert this summer, the idea struck me like a lightning, it´s an awesome feeling :-) Richard Bachman of the Edmonton Oilers and me wanted to do an Oilers mask in a totally new way, and I love to come up with new ideas every day. We wanted to do a mask that felt like Oilers to 100%.
I made some sketches of my idea and the design idea worked. We transformed the whole mask into a hard working oil pump.
The old school oil pump is just like the pumps in the movie "There will be blood" you know, and it´s a very hard working pump because it´s splashing out oil all over. In the background a nice sky with glittering stars, and more hard working oil pumps, is just a few of all the details to tie to whole design into one piece.
I love the challenge to create detailed designs, in a new way, that also looks nice on a distance.
Thank you all for your interest, and thank you Richard for having me as your painter.