Artist Yolanda Chetwynd



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Masks

See statement below

Silver Face Mask
Sun Mask
Mask by Yolanda Chetwynd
Hun Ahau Mask
Young Tyi Wara Mask
Huscar Mask
Bird Beak Mask
Master Longhorn Mask
Jowels Blower Mask
mask by Yolanda Chetwynd
Unicorn mask by Yolanda Chetwynd
Star mask by Yolanda Chetwynd
Disgust mask by Yolanda Chetwynd
Surprise mask by Yolanda Chetwynd

If you are interested in mask-making, try viewing the video of my friend So-Young Park-Bovee at Teacher Tube Videos.

This Mask series is inspired from my work with the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DIAE). Click to be inspired, too.

Artist's Statement:

These  masks embody various archetypes found in many cultures. They were shown  in May 2006 at the Delaware Division of the Arts, Mezzanine Gallery. The masks are a natural progression of my exploration of persona, the Latin word for “to sound through” or in my case “to look through”. It has been my obsession to think about the similarities and differences of my own psyche and that of other peoples. I will go farther and say that both the paintings and the masks are about the desire to understand how other people and other cultures think, feel and live. At the same time I know that this is just my perception and may have nothing to do with their reality. The masks are an embodiment or method to try on new “personas” see how they fit and feel.
I would love to have my masks be interactive. By that I mean  have people wear and try on the masks and costumes that I make.