Dave Gunnarsson of Daveart.com has created his fourth mask for Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets for the 2011-2012 season.
According to Dave:
“This time Steve wanted something really scary to show the horror of war. But scary in a new way, not just attacking monsters… I love to think outside the box. I see myself as much a storyteller as a painter. My idea was to create a scary feeling all over the mask and I came up with this calm theme, calm in a scary and disturbing way. Just silent and scary, a new kind.”
Although Mason has kept Civil War imagery seen on his other Jackets masks (as shown above), it takes a more serious tone on his new mask . The left side of the mask features artwork highlighting the “horror of war.” And the presence of “Scary civil war skull soldiers give the design its name: SkullSoldiers.”
The right side of the mask features a the Blue Jackets logo with one major change: the addition of stitches. These additional lines were added with the intent of adding “even more scary and disturbing feelings” to the mask.