I created this artwork for a gallery show of masks. I have always been an auto-didact. I turned my love of books and learning into a sculpture that is a self-portrait. It is an icon of the power knowledge brings. A mask is a protective barrier between the wearer and the world. The paper word-filled book pages create a fierce and intimidating grill. I love working with a variety of materials and constructing objects that demand the viewer to think.
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Sobieski, James William
The STEAM Journal:
1, Article 18.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol1/iss1/18