Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunmask Mandala

Years ago, while living in Canada, I developed an interest in Canadian Aboriginal art. I am particularly interested in the works native peoples of the Pacific Northwest. The stylized sculptural depictions of nature are very distinctive. I seek out examples while in museums, or in my travels to the northwest.
My favorites are the masks. Of these I am drawn to the sunmask and its mandala-like motif. I drew this mask on an orchid mandala, and used the colors of the orchid in the mask.

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