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Mask-Making: The Revelation and the Freedom

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Templar Lewis

The anthropologist Rapport, who wrote extensively on ritual, noted that masks do not always disguise, they often transform and actually display identity. They "coordinate the iconicity, the signs of identity in any particular cultural context." Rather than conceal, they become an agent of revelation.

The Power of Mask Making

Charlotte Tiley | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Tiley

t is a very personal journey to make your own mask and I have seen a pattern emerge over the years of observing people make their totem piece - the mask takes form and then the maker cannot help but reveal a part of themselves through the design, build and decoration.

A Sadder Picture: Hockney's Beloved Tree Trunk Ruined By Vandals

Posted 19.01.2013 | Home

UPDATED - 20/11/12 It was the simple tree trunk that helped inspire one of Britain's biggest art shows, but now David Hockney's beloved 'totem' has...