Monday, January 4, 2010

Motivating Face Masks

You have to see Lynn Perrella's book

Art Making and Studio Spaces and do

whatever it takes to own a copy...It almost

instantly worked its magic on me as a

book of messages --and validation of

sorts as I felt my accumulated "stuff

was taking over---Bill Wilson's place was so

me in many ways and inspired moi to HAVE to

make face masks like the one you see in the photo.

The face mask is from a recent painting of a

fisher man in Eastport that I do not know..

The Mask appears to be sitting in an old chair that awaits

infrequent visitors to my office/ studio

realm...then you notice there's no body but

at the same time he is somebody that

left an impression on me and

has become part of Eastport to me

.People inspire me in what they say,

do or even just the way they move

or express themselves. To have them hanging

around shakes me to recall the connection made and

this tap on the shoulder each day is positively welcome.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jill!


Jules said...

Winna! love the mask and LOVE the glimpse of your book shelf!! Veeery interesting!!!....

Ju x

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Anonymous said...

I like the painting...the mask needed faux fur for hair!

Lesley said...

I love your fisherman painting, he looks so happy with his catch. Lovely piece. Your idea for the face masks is inspired,to put faces who are important to you on display, whether world famous or not.. I think that's a lovely tribute to them.