I wanted to do a mask that played off of a yin-yang style contrast. However, I didn’t want it to be the usual black and white type contrast…instead, I chose red and blue. One half of this mask resembles a red desert with fiery orange and gold highlights, like cracked earth. On this half, a gold lizard with bright yellow fiberglass eyes curls around the cheek. The other half of the face resembles the sea, with lots of metallic blue and green curls. That half has a gold fish with red eyes emblazoned on the cheek. This mask also has a gold crown in the shape of shells and desert crystals, behind which is a mane of red and green feathers. It is roughly 11 inches tall, including feathers, and 8 inches wide. It can be worn or hung for display. There is an artist’s stamp on the back with the date it was made.
Between the Desert and the Sea
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