Wall Work: Meditation Mask with Lotus Flower
These were 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 a lotus flower over the third eye with leaves framing the face. A transfer of the same leaves fills in the rest of the surface under a deep turquoise glaze. The glazes are black and turquoise, olive green and gold with creamy white on the flowers. 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. This is a larger variation on a small mask I originally made in fall of 2020.