Sunday, August 3, 2008

Bird Spirit

This mask was inspired by feathers--the spotted ones hanging on either side. It's also, to a lesser degree, inspired by Native American art--art that portrays the natural world.

To that end, I've titled this mask Bird Spirit. One might find it interesting that the eyes are decidedly front and center--indicating a "predator," rather than "prey" type of bird. That's the human connection at work, since we humans see forward . . . as do other predators. Even so, this mask is not predatory in nature, but encompasses other qualities of the bird spirit; curiosity, freedom-loving, and perseverance. For anyone who has dreams of flying, or a general love of birds, Bird Spirit becomes a kindred soul.

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