Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mask of a Different Dimension

Drawing on the many years that I live in Mobile, Alabama … the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the U. S. and the original capital of French Louisiana … I really enjoy creating art with carnival themes and bayou superstitions. 

Masks hide true identities. Is the wearer merely a shell, devoid of being? Is the mask a sly cover for duplicity? Does it project a wished for beauty? Or veil to allow freedom of movement?  I  created these for fun , but later realized that might fit the "call for art" that the Lexington Art League had recently published.