In an attempt to become one with his inner deer, 32-year-old Chinese artist Luo Dan has been wearing a deer mask, everyday, for the past four years.
“The deer is a tame animal,” [Luo] explained. “Wearing its mask, I could find a long-missing inner peace. When I wear the mask, I feel I am a deer from within.”
Not only does the mask fill Luo with a sense of inner peace, it also instills artistic inspiration. Deers have become a central part of Luo’s work since his mask obsession began in 2009.