Erick Erickson has been an avid Movie fan all his life.
At 9 years old Erick was accepted to the gifted youth program at the prestigious
Chicago Art Institute. He continued classes for 8 years.
Attending College at the Kansas City Art institute and School of Design
he majored in Industrial Design and graduated at the top of his class on
the Deans list in 1974.
Erick started designing Cracker Jack toys and Cereal premiums. and went
on to design Toys Manufactured by Mattel, Parker Brothers, Kenner, Milton
Bradley, Ideal and many others at the Marvin
Glass Studios in Chicago. As a result
he has been granted 21 U.S. Patents.
Erick then opened his own studio in the Heart of Chicago and Invented incredible
electronic amusements manufactured by Bally, Williams Electronics and Stern
Electronics. Erick then moved from Chicago to Florida and opened his own
During the process of decorating the lobby of his private Movie Theater
at his Home in Florida he purchased some life masks and was sorely disappointed
that the Life Masks looked more like Death Masks. Erick decided to turn
his disappointment into his next passion.
||Using his talents
as a sculptor Erick first restored the life masks by adding missing features
(hair and ears) . Not being satisfied by merely enhancing
these life masks Erick began the process of creating sculptures of the
celebrity's depicting their most famous roles, he sculpts the celebrity's
eyes open, adds expression, make up , hair styles and costumes.
Since these sculptures are built up on an actual casting of the actors
face they are truly life like you can see and feel every pore and wrinkle.
I can personally tell you that it is very erie to look up and see one these
characters looking at you, for an instant you'd swear that they were actually
Erick is now casting these works of art in limited quantities the masks
that are developed as the final characters are signed and numbered.
|Erick's art work is in the collections
of many museums some of which are
|International Peace Museum
|Amarillo Museum of Art,
|Tarleton Oaks, Gone with the Wind Collection
|Westmore Institute of Cosmetic Arts
|Regency Fine Art Gallery
|National Armed Services &
Law Enforcement Memorial Museum
|Loudermilk Boarding House Museum,
Joni Mabe Exhibition
Lobby in his Home
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