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Spirit of the Mask

115" w x 80" h

2005

$4,500.

The mandala is a result of my study of masks which revealed  
significant physical connections between mask art and the indigenous  
animal kingdom.  The triptych also displays the strong relationship  
between animals and the power and the playfulness of masks.  Mostly  
hand embroidered and raw edge applique with machine thread painting.   
Hand-dyes and painted cottons, batiks and silks, with raw wool,  
feathers, beads, shells, and shisha mirror embellishment.

photography by Sheryl Sinkow

© Mary Diamond