Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Wall of Masks Behind Me

Here I am in front of the wall of masks that I have created. I am a featured guest artist in the "Movin On" Gallery  for the month of September.This is located here in my very own Sedona, AZ.,  for those of you from far away. 
That is an interesting aspect of writing a blog. There are many readers out in the world that connect to my words and images. Some know me; some probably stumbled into by accident; others might be  drawn in by an appreciation of masks. My focus is on the art that I create, or the art of my life, perhaps.
 I like making masks.I love that you buy one to look at. It is not functional art, except to the eye  and the soul.  People often ask me how I get the idea for creating a certain image. I say  the mask itself often dictates which  direction I take.
I  usually create a series in a certain style  mask. It takes a while to work out  technical challenges, with both clay,  glaze, and presentation. People  are looking  for an identifiable style within an artist's body of work. If something sells well, then one is encouraged to continue in that direction.
Every mask is made individually. There is a feel to the wall behind me, but they are each unique, as they will always be.

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