Today we have the pleasure to present the new HV71 mask artwork for HV71´s new goalie Fredrik ”PW” Pettersson-Wentzel.
When PW told me what he wanted to share on his new mask, I was so moved. PW wanted to send out a tribute to the two goalies Stefan Liv and Ivan Turina.
Stefan Liv was the goalie hero of HV71. Stefan Liv and I were very good friends and I painted all his masks during more than 12 years. Stefan Liv passed away in 2011.
Ivan Turina was the goalie hero in the Swedish soccer team AIK which is also PW´s favorite soccer team. Ivan Turina passed away 2013.
PW and I started to discuss and brainstorm how to create this design into a worthy tribute painting. We came up with a plan and I started to paint.
A clean cut old school design, loaded with details which breath HV71, and one side dedicated Stefan Liv and the other side dedicated to Ivan Turina.❤️
PW´s new number 53 on the chin, inspired from the number of PW´s friend and KHL pro Alex Salak.
PW, it was such an honor to create this piece for you and something I will always keep in my heart. Thank you.
Thank you all for your interest.❤️