Pandagraphics Design Studio
Ever since I began wearing masks for Halloween as a child, I have been
fascinated by the concept of masks and their ability to instantly transform the
wearer in to someone or something else. In the context of theater, actors use
their skills and craft, their own artistry, to transform themselves into another
character. But when they put on a mask they are able to use someone else’s
skills and artistry in combination with their own to make that transformation.
In my installation I have included examples of how Masks allow actors to not
only portray different people, but also animals (Lizard, Firebird and Lion).
Inanimate objects (Sun and Moon) as well as abstract concepts (Comedy, Tragedy
and War), different cultures (African and Ancient Greek) and mythical icons
(Medusa and Devil).