This mask was a commissioned piece incorporating animal symbology, pythagorean numerology, and the buyer’s spiritual and cultural traditions. It features a spider woman with eight eyes spinning thread from her mouth, crowned by whales that carry sacred disks.
24” x 17.5” x 6”
Paper maché, mother of pearl shell inlay, blue papua shell inlay, acrylic, Mongolian horse hair, rabbit fur
This work is a re-mything of the ancient Chinese creation story of Nüwa and Fuxi, the brother-sister/husband-wife pair. This mask unifies the two as a single trans/two-spirit entity, unifying dualities and queering the hero's journey.