Wall Work: Meditation Mask with Black and White Arabesques
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 on the right side of the face is decorated with carved arabesques, the left is black over more arabesques in transfer. The glazes are black and white with a hint of 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.