Travel Theme : Masks…

Do you recognise who this mask is modelled on?

He has made a few appearances in some of my posts.

This is a self-portrait he created it by feeling the shapes and contours of his face, then transferring what he felt into the clay and it slowly came alive. He is very talented.

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These are some of the other masks he has made and they are scattered around the garden waiting to pop out at you from among the foliage.

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Below is the legendary “Green Man” (Wikipedia)

A legendary pagan deity who roams the woodlands of the British Isles and Europe. He usually is depicted as a horned man peering out of a mask of foliage, usually the sacred oak. He is known by other names such as “Green Jack, “Jack-in-the-Green” and “Green George.” He represents spirits of trees, plants and foliage. It is believed he has rain making powers to foster livestock with lush meadows. He was frequently depicted in medieval art, including church decorations.

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This Māori warrior is in full battle cry.

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This final mask is Neptune, God the Sea.

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Ailsa has given us the theme of “masks” this week.

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16 thoughts on “Travel Theme : Masks…

  1. wonderful masks!

  2. That first mask is fantastic, great talent.

  3. What an astonishing couple you are. This is an amazing collection of masks.

  4. How wonderful, i have a Green Man mask in my garden and there is a pub a few miles away called the jack in the green!

  5. These are great for the theme, Pauline. Someone must have the Green Man mask in central QLD at the moment because they’re really enjoying the rain 😉

  6. The self-portrait is incredibly life-like. Jack is very talented. (Though he does look a little scary here o_O )

  7. I am disappointed you did not put in my favourite the raku face of the hippie.
    I put him in an out of the way place so he would survive longer.
    Although it does not matter if they get broken.
    Most of the Greek sculptures have bits missing and all the old Hindu and Buddhist statues are damaged. It has not stopped people enjoying them.
    So the things I make can be on display to be enjoyed as a bit of fun in the garden.
    Thanks for putting them in your post to amuse people. _/\_

  8. Ha great what a Talent.

    • He is rather artistic. I love how you are wandering through my world Sheila, and I love getting your comments.

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