Thursday, December 16, 2010

BioMythic Mask

There is a wonderful display of BioMythic Masks created by artist Gwynn Popovic in the gallery at the Desert Botanical Garden.  The masks blend textures and shapes of natural habitats to form three dimensional masks incorporating a variety of materials.  The top photo is a close-up the mask named Shadow.


The small photo shows the whole mask with all of it’s decorative trim.

12 comments:

Kathy said...

Aha! You got some goodies this time. Aren't they wonderful!

JM said...

It's FANTASTIC, I love it! A mix of Middle East and Southeast Asia with an african touch. Great work.

Randy said...

That is so amazing. I wonder how long it took to make this.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This was an excellent exhibit and it was a fun evening to join you and other friends for the luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden last Saturday evening.

Magpie said...

They're beautiful, aren't they, Sharon? So detailed.

Jarart said...

This is so beautiful and gives me some ideas too!

RedPat said...

Fabulous piece! That Botanical Garden must be quite the place.

Jacob said...

I think these are wonderful! Great artistry! Are they representative of Native American myths, or just mythology in general?

Jack said...

They are beuatifully intricate. I prefer the first one, shot closer and with more detail.

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Jilly said...

How fabulous. This is superb.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous!

Kate said...

Masks from many different cultures fascinate me, and this one is exquisite. It must be ceremonial, I'd guess.