My Name is Michal, a Character Makeup Design final year student at IADT. I am passionate about all aspects of makeup however I absolutely love special effects and character breakdown.
During my time here, I have gained alot of valuable skills; character design, technical makeup, sculpting and prosthetics creation and application.
Im a very motivated, creative person with a wide range of interests, during my time in college I also co-founded ‘Rathaus’ a Dublin based art and music collective where I use my design skills to curate and produce themed events.
Doctor Faustus, a talented German scholar who decries the limits of human knowledge, believes that he has learned all that can be learned by conventional means, he turns to magic and in return for his immortal soul, Faustus will be granted twenty-four years of power, with Mephistopheles as his servant.
For my concept, I focused on the price of a Faustian bargain which is a universal theme we can all relate to - short-term gratification with long-term consequences. In our relationship with the earth, we have made a Faustian bargain. In return for unrestrained use of the Earth’s resources, we may have mortgaged a long-term future. I really wanted to explore the relationship of the character with its environment and the impact of climate change reflected on their form.