Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Magic Of The Masque

“The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.”

--Alfred Jarry

"When we take up a mask to dance in, use in ritual, to work magic with, we transform ourselves. Magical masks are not there to hide ourselves from our embarrassment or to conceal ourselves for villainy but to offer a face to a character waiting "over there" to come "over here" and act."

---Gordan Maclellan

"Historically the mask is a catalyst for transportation out of the self and into something transformative."

--Ken Elston


I've been very busy this week creating custom masquerade masks--some for parties, some for weddings, and some for carnivals.  I've always loved the mystery of masks, and working on these has reconnected me again with that magic quality of them. I thought I would share some of my creations 
with you here...

Below are a series of beautiful videos I found that perfectly illustrate the haunting magic of the trasnported and Enjoy! :)

1 comment:

  1. amazing post! :)
    your blog is great!