“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth” Oscar Wilde
This used to be the piece: Kopsku, which I’ve reworked for an upcoming exhibition.
I’ve added an “African mask”-
In most traditional African cultures, the person who wears a ritual mask conceptually loses his or her human identity and turns into the spirit represented by the mask itself. This transformation of the mask wearer into a spirit usually relies on other practices, such as specific types of music and dance, or ritual costumes that contribute to conceal the mask-wearer’s human identity. The mask wearer thus becomes a sort of medium that allows for a dialogue between the community and the spirits (usually those of the dead or nature-related spirits). Wikipedia