Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Benin Ivory Mask (African)
Holy Week Mask - Mexico
Beijing Opera Mask
We wear different masks for different relationships.
In essence, everyone sees a “mask” of us, because nobody knows what we’re really thinking except us.
WE WEAR THE MASK
by: Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes--
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us while
We wear the mask.
We smile, but oh great Christ, our cries
To Thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!
Research Paul Laurence Dunbar. What is he speaking of when he refers to "the mask"?
In this short film an artist discusses his life and artwork. This is a great opportunity to view an artist at work, an artist's studio/art school and to listen to a description of a meaningful art concept.
Inspired by both his family and his home in Hawaii, ceramic artist Ryan Takaba creates work for his Mums and Water series. This documentary was produced in association with Southwest School of Art. Learn more about their BFA program at swschool.org. Learn more about the artist at RyanTakaba.com.
This animated short was created as a part of Sketchtravel project which is an international charity art project where one red sketchbook was passed around between 71 artists around the globe for 4 and half years.
The original Sketchbook was sold for 70,000 Euros ($96,200 US) and its entire proceeds will go towards building libraries in the third world countries in partnership with a child literacy non profit Room to Read.
For more info, please go to sketchtravel.com