Jhonas Enroth added a new Buffalo twist to the “Rocking Sabres” mask series for the 2013-14 season.
Painted once again by fellow Swede David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, the design is a continuation of past themes, but adds a celebration of what the popular painter calls, “the true american native art of the buffalos.”
“One side of this Buffalo Sabres mask is created with the team logo in a crisp and clean and modern look with strong contrasts, and just as usual on Enroth’s masks it is divided by a brick wall,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page. “The other side of the mask is created in a totally different style, it’s a tribute to the American native art of the buffalos. Just as the native of America put up the buffalo skins we have put up a buffalo skin on the mask.”
Gunnarsson points out that the buffalo painted on the skin is in “the exact same position as the as the buffalo in the Sabres logo on the other side.
It gives a cool symmetrical look to the mask that is not symmetrical,” he said. “The rest of the vintage side of the mask is loaded with an artwork with a theme of buffalos under the night sky with glittering stars and so much details.”
As Gunnarsson notes, and as you’ll see in the close ups below, it’s a design that works both on from a distance, and up close, where more details emerge. You can find more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork on both his website and on his Twitter feed.