Meet the Artist Creating Disturbingly Realistic Masks

Great Big Story visits the studio of Denver-based sculptor Landon Meier to check out his incredibly lifelike hand-made “Hyperflesh” masks of polititions, celebrities, and nightmare-inducing children.

“What does it take to make a face? Try $4,500. At Landon Meier’s studio, you can try on a new face for a day. Meier specializes in creating hyper-realistic (and hyper-expensive) masks that could easily pass for the real thing. Take a test run at being Walter White, or try on Mike Tyson for size—Meier’s surreal and nightmarish creations cover a whole range of celebrities and politicians, including the ever-popular viral sensation “Crying Baby.” Making these masks is no easy task—each one could take up to a year to complete. But for Meier, watching the astonished reactions to his craft makes it all worth it.”

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