Friday, August 26, 2011

Illustration Friday: Africana in Sacred Texts

The African Masks I drew as part of my Sacred Texts series a few years back immediately came to mind with the theme for this week's Illustration Friday with "Disguise."  African culture is one rich with arts and crafts throughout its history.  Folks wear small masks in ceremony as well as very large headdresses to show their strength both physically and spiritually.  This particular mask is carved from wood and has a group of dogs carved into the top giving a crown effect I found fascinating in using it for one of my illustrations.  It was displayed at my Sacred Texts exhibit at The Tennessee Art League this past January-March.

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