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.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
Sobieski, James William
The STEAM Journal:
1, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol1/iss1/18
Book and Paper Commons, Engineering Commons, Physical Sciences and Mathematics Commons, Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons
James William Sobieski is a fourteen year old California native. He has traveled the globe and is always up for an adventure whether in a classroom, a book or on the road. James constantly challenges himself and is excited by the opportunities this information age is offering him.