Medusa´s Quest - Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers, NHL, 2012
David about the design:
I am very happy to present the new mask of the New York Rangers super star and the Vezina goalie 2012, Henrik Lundqvist.
The design is in the same Hank style as me and Henrik have evolved through the years, but something new... Just as usual the Statue of Liberty logo shows up on the mask, but the statue wakes up and the crown grows all over the top like snakes, just like the hair of Medusa turns into snakes in the old Greek mythology. It is a perfect myth for a goalie, the one that dared to look into Medusa´s eyes was turned into a stone...
I´ve been working with Henrik for 15 years, many masks, and this new design is inspired from one of the early Frölunda masks me and Henrik did around 10 years ago. Then we created the feathers of the Frölunda indian as they grow up on the top all over the mask with cool 3D effects... We started to think, how about make a continuation of that idea on this new mask, me and Henrik loved the idea and I started to paint.
As always the design is action packed with details to discover, and of course the mask is electrified with lightning and glitter.
Thank you all for your interest.