A Look at Pheonix Copley’s Gorgeous New Bucket

Capitals goalie mask artist Dave Gunnarsson has been extremely busy of late, creating beautiful new masks for each of the Capitals goaltenders for the coming season. Just a few days ago we showed you an early glimpse of Braden Holtby’s new bucket (here) and Ilya Samsonov’s first new mask as a Capitals goaltender (here). Today, Gunnarsson released an image of Pheonix Copley’s new piece of art for the coming year. 

Gunnarsson released the image on his Instagram account earlier today. He included a caption that details the overall design approach for Copley’s new mask:

“Today I have the pleasure to unleash my friend Pheonix Copley’s new Capitals mask⭐️. We have been working together for many years and for his new mask Pheonix had a totally amazing idea👌🏻. How about create a Caps design in the classic and beautiful native art style from his home state of Alaska🏔❄️🎨. I started to do research and study the Alaskan native art. We brainstormed and came up with a design concept built on the american bald eagle spreading out the wings🦅. When you come closer the storytelling kicks in and you will find paintings of the nature of Alaska and also candy canes from Alaska🍭. Thank you Pheonix, I love to be your mask creator and paint nerd!🙏🏻🤓❤️ @pheonixcopley @capitals @nhl @daveart #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity”

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Today I have the pleasure to unleash my friend Pheonix Copley’s new Capitals mask⭐️. We have been working together for many years and for his new mask Pheonix had a totally amazing idea👌🏻. How about create a Caps design in the classic and beautiful native art style from his home state of Alaska🏔❄️🎨. I started to do research and study the Alaskan native art. We brainstormed and came up with a design concept built on the american bald eagle spreading out the wings🦅. When you come closer the storytelling kicks in and you will find paintings of the nature of Alaska and also candy canes from Alaska🍭. Thank you Pheonix, I love to be your mask creator and paint nerd!🙏🏻🤓❤️ @pheonixcopley @capitals @nhl @daveart #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity

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On Saturday, Gunnarssson released a video of his new creation:

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Today I have the pleasure to unleash my friend Pheonix Copley’s new Capitals mask⭐️. We have been working together for many years and for his new mask Pheonix had a totally amazing idea👌🏻. How about create a Caps design in the classic and beautiful native art style from his home state of Alaska🏔❄️🎨. I started to do research and study the Alaskan native art. We brainstormed and came up with a design concept built on the american bald eagle spreading out the wings🦅. When you come closer the storytelling kicks in and you will find paintings of the nature of Alaska and also candy canes from Alaska🍭. Thank you Pheonix, I love to be your mask creator and paint nerd!🙏🏻🤓❤️ @pheonixcopley @capitals @nhl @daveart #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity

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We really don’t know how Dave does it. So many gorgeous pieces created by just one person. It’s amazing. Keep up the great work, Dave! But please remember to get some sleep.

Related Articles:
A Look at Pheonix Copley’s New Bucket
Vitek Vanecek Gets a New Mask from David Gunnarsson
A Look at The Bears Goalie Masks for the 2018 Outdoor Classic
A Closer Look at Braden Holtby’s ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ Mask
Philipp Grubauer’s Latest Bucket is a Beauty
Meet the Man Behind the Capitals’ Goalie Masks: Catching Up With David Gunnarsson

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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