Wall Work: Meditation Mask with Raindrops and Waves
These are new for me spring of 2020! I was trying to capture the magic of the seated and standing figures' faces. I am super happy with the results. They have presence. Ironically I came up with "meditation mask" before the pandemic hit. I built this hollow then I carved the surface with a concentric circle pattern I think of as raindrops hitting the water. the right side of the face is decorated with an asian transfer design of koi jumping in waves, the top black section has a subtle polka dot motif in it, mimicking the raindrops. The glazes are black and turquoise, although there is a lot of colour variation on the surface because of the texture of the carving. I strive to make it look ancient. It hangs on two holes in the back. Indoor enjoyment only. Signed "Sullivan" and Canada on the back. 11" wide x 12.5"high.