It has been an awesome adventure making the TV series "The Mask" with Henrik Lundqvist and his guests. A dream project for sure!
I love racing and when Henrik called me and told me Jeff Gordon was the next guest in the TV series The Mask I started to brainstorm at once… I started to think of the cool flames Jeff often has on his helmets… How about create classic racing flames, in a new way on a mask… I started to sketch and the ideas crystallized and I started to paint in front of the TV cameras...🎥
And then it was awesome to be invited to NYC and see these masks from the TV series, displayed at an exhibition in NYC…🌃🎬🗽
Here is more about this mask from www.msg.com :
When Henrik sat down with racing legend Jeff Gordon, it was obvious this mask would be exciting.
The first feature that stands out is Gordon’s iconic car number 24 painted on the chin piece. The flames on the front and the checker flags are other links to the racing world, and a great nod to Gordon's historic career in NASCAR.
The mask also features a Stanley Cup and Sprint Cup, celebrating the success both men have had in their respected sports. Finally, there's a picture of Gordon himself as well as a classic racetrack.
This mask is a great tribute to one of the greats in racing and one of the greats in hockey, as well as a celebration of both careers.