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.

Author/Artist Bio

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.

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