Maggie Clark | “Masking”

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This cultural mask assignment began with the idea of a Venetian masquerade mask and took on a life of its own. It became a representation of the fierce mask I wear at all times. I wanted the piece to exhibit traits commonly associated with the feminine and the masculine together--beauty and strength, polish and roughness, danger and intelligence. These juxtapositions are seen in the contrast in color and texture throughout the piece: the bright, shiny teeth and eyes against the uneven scales and horns. At the same time, smooth curves draw everything together.