~A woman is like a butterfly….

A woman is like a butterfly….

If you want her to stay near you, but fly as she should,
you must not brush the dust off her magical wings,
nor control her essence in your hand…
her beauty will be held only by a stillness and purity of heart.”
~Andrew Hawkes

~Long Face

~Long Face

Long Face is a plaster and wire fantasy mask measuring 20″ tall by 10″ at it’s widest. He was one of my first full sized masks and actually hung in the gable of my past Florida home for several years. Due to the layering of plaster and acrylic he seems to weather well. We recently mounted him in a recycled cedar fence board frame on a richly textured fabric. The overall piece measures 19″ wide by 29-1/4″ tall.

Image, mask creation, and comission pricing available upon request.

See the smiles we cast your way, dEj and KarenDragon

All materials the creation and property of masqueHysteria(c)2011


~ Butterflies I Have Met ~

I do so love the Butterfly with all it’s erratic grace, endless presentations, and moments of complete still.  dEj

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May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

At Peace

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore

More photos of butterflies here ~ I Do Love the Butterfly!

Contact or Email David:  David Earl Johnson G+

All images available in various sizes and media upon request

All images are the copyrighted property of masquehysteria (c) dEj 2011

David Earl Johnson / masqueHysteria (c) 2011 

~Overlay Skulls~

A slideshow presentation of a few images I took of two skulls and the many ways they said “show us”. Any and all of our images are available as prints, postcards, and calendars… and we’re working on T-Shirts!

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All printed items are priced on request.

See the smiles we cast your way, david and Karen

(513) 374-1314                                                         masqueHysteria@live.com


~KarenDragonMasque~ by dEj of masqueHysteria with paint by Karen A. Hamlin aka KarenDragonMy Dragon and I collaborated on this head appliance designed with her alone in mind. I think she created an amazing paint finish with the perfect touch of accessories.

~KarenDragonMasque~ by dEj of masqueHysteria with paint by Karen A. Hamlin aka KarenDragon

  • KarenDragonmasque against abstract background by Andra Haynes