Recycled Paper Mask, "Wari Shaman"
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With serpents slithering from its eyes like tears rolling down, this lagrimon (tearful) mask represents a Wari shaman. Jaime Zapata finds inspiration in the art and beliefs of this legendary culture, which associated serpents with wise shamans who also advised on agricultural activities. Zapata crafts the mask by hand with recycled paper, using red jasper for the eyes and ears. The headdress is woven in shades of red, turquoise and black, and features several rush reeds.
- 1.57 kgs
- 3.5 lbs
- 32.5 cm H x 38.5 cm W x 4.5 cm D
- 12.75" H x 15.25" W x 1.8" D
"Black Turtle Neck Art"
I call this my Black Turtle Neck artwork, because I think it's something a beatnik would have appreciated back in the late 1950s. Sure, it's "mass produced" by hand. But it has so much symbolism and meaning packed into its simple motif, I don't get tired of looking at it. I love having it on my wall.
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