Yi Nan Kang

Dragon Mask

Class of: 2026

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Wire sculptureDragon Mask

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: Hybrid Cultural Mask using only linear materials

For this project, I had to select an ancient civilization to use as an inspiration for my hybrid cultural mask. The ancient civilization I selected was the Kayan tribe from Myanmar. They believed that they were decedents from an angel and a dragon goddess which is why I decided to make my mask into the form of a dragon. We were only allowed to use linear materials so I worked with mostly wire to create the dragon shape and how it fits on the face. One of the challenges was that we were not allowed to glue or tape anything together so we really had to figure out how to assemble the pieces using only mechanical connectors.