art is everywhere…

we’re all hiding behind masks

I ran across these here, and found them genius


7 responses

  1. hm…. you don’t find it scary? I do… Specally as these masks look like their real faces, like someone scraped the mask and their bodies and clothes are remains of the mask ahile the white is the being. :-/


    December 4, 2010 at 3:25 am

  2. no I’m not scared. . . when I look at them I see the bodies and clothes as all of us, but the masks as the insecurities that we hide behind. And not even insecurities, just the aspects of our personalities that people see us as, Positive or negative. How many people know the real us? a very select few, I just find it interesting that in public its just accepted to wear your mask, everyone does it. But what if no one did? What if everyone walked around as themselves?

    December 4, 2010 at 8:25 am

  3. But that is going into the question of identity; in a way your mask is yourself as much as the “real you”. And identity wise, who is to say which part is the mask. Couldn’t your body be considered a “mask” of your soul? Also masks can very often show more than they can hide so in a way are not masks at all.

    December 4, 2010 at 8:47 am

    • I like that “who is to say which part is the mask” thats very true, and is part of our identity and individuality. . . I actually agree with you, We all wear our “masks” which aren’t necessarily a bad thing. Heck the people above look quite awesome with their masks in my opinion. Alot of what I consider my “mask” is my art, its a way for me to tell a story through something else that no one else can interpret the same way that I do.
      My point though goes back I previously stated. Imagine if there were no masks, no labels, no identities. Its true that masks become identity but isn’t identity who we are, not what we are? . . . masks are a tool, but like you said that tool “can very often show more than they can hide so in a way are not masks at all.”

      However! They’er still a mask, that we’re dependent on. What if they disappeared? What if we could be who we are without worrying all that much about what we are.

      December 4, 2010 at 12:56 pm

      • hm… thinking. Illusion of semantics, as they say. You know that thing, don’t know where I saw it, the flashing is the light! There is no light and and a flashing as two separate events. But than again, not sure this applies to your idea. It is an interesting concept of what would be if we wouldn’t wear masks, but I have this strange feeling that without masks we don’t exist. That if you peel layer by layer of mask/identity you end up with not much. But than again something can never be nothing, so something has to be at the end. That is probably what we would be…

        December 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm

  4. I like this conversation!!!! lol

    December 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm

  5. well I certainly didn’t expect lol, but I agree… 😛


    December 4, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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