I have always been attracted to masks.
They are the symbol of mystery, secrecy, disguise or provocation. We can only guess the mood of the person hiding behind a mask, because the eyes which normally cannot betray our thoughts are partially or completely hidden. Masks are often a symbol of elegance too, especially when worn by women, but men can also exude a lot of charisma under a mask - think of Zorro who was my childhood hero when I was about 5 years!! I was so much in love with him, and on a daily basis I use to dream of him rescuing me as I sat on the school bench!!! Around 10 years old I use to read avidly all the stories of Fantomette,(check the link) who was an agile and masked young female detective, and I identified with her character passionately - detective stories are another thing that I like! However I was never too attracted to carnival masks such as the ones we see in Venice, but saying that some are quite striking.
Laced masks are my favourite ones, suggesting eroticism and passion. Over the years I have drawn or painted masks, but recently I have felt the need to re-explore this subject. This is one of my latest drawings called 'Not in the mood'. The medium is soft pastel on 200 gms cartridge paper, size 59.3 x 42.4 cms. This work is for sale for £280 + pp, and signed prints are also available in different sizes (from £40 - £100 + pp). Contact me if interested.
To see more of my work with masks check here.
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