Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Ultimate Mask: The Human Face

I recently completed an entry for the Anton Art Centre's fall exhibit. The theme was "mask". I tried to come up with a clever mask to create but didn't feel inspired by Mardi Gras or Halloween type masks.

I'm not sure if difficulties at work may have led me down this path (I've stopped questioning why or where inspiration is leading me) but ultimately, I couldn't think of a more effective mask than the human face. From there, things just began to fall in to place.

The dapper gentleman is my grandfather and the stern looking lady is an adopted relative. They are out for a stroll with their true selves and have brought along their public faces just in case the occasion arises which would require false charity. This collage is dedicated to my friend Veronica who has proven herself to be a Halloween Goddess in the ATC world!


Crafty Green Poet said...

what an amazing piece - spooky and thought provoking and very clever

Laura said...

Oh wow, totally creepy and very effective for the theme, perfect piece as October nears!!

Thanks for visiting, glad I inspired you to do more journaling :>

Veronica said...

OH my gosh first thank you for allowing me to be the goddess..haha
next honey you are the goddess these are fantastic. I love them. I can't wait for you to get your package... it is going in the mail tomorrow. woo hoo
you will LOVE IT