I wanted to try to make the masks look old, and tried to imagine what they might have looked like as painted Greek masks..........these don't really look much like ancient Greek masks at all, but I like them anyway. They were recently used by a ritualist in California, so they have some energy instilled in them and I hope they'll "travel" to others who might want to use them to explore these important myths.
I've written quite often about Hecate, the Underworld Goddess who bears two Torches to assist Persephone, and the immature unconscious parts of all of us, through the Underworld to mature empowerment - here's a recent post.
Here's another recent variation..............Demeter aren't done yet. But I had fun making the masks look "bronze". I like the idea of these masks, and the other sculptures that seem related, really looking sculptural, with a heavy, strong, dark, metal presence.
|Transformer: Yin and Yang|
I did this "Skin Shedder Mandala" back in 1986, when I was studying "The Spiral Dance" by Starhawk as a graduate student at the U.A. A lot of people found it dark or grim............but I still love it.
|The Black Madonna (2013)|
|Black Madonna earlier version...............|
|Cast of sculpture from IPark in 2005|