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Kimmy Cantrell Clay Masks

2nd Grade
by

Taylor Newman

on 26 September 2012

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Transcript of Kimmy Cantrell Clay Masks

Kimmy Cantrell
Inspired Masks 2nd Grade A mask is a form of disguise. It is an object that is frequently worn over or in front of the face to hide the identity of a person and by its own features to establish another being. This essential characteristic of hiding and revealing personalities or moods is common to all masks. What is the purpose of a mask? Who Made them? Cantrell left his job as a business man to pursue clay! Cantrell creates clay masks with tribal and Cubist influences. They have wonderful bold and graphic shapes, interesting textures and eye popping gazes. Kimmy Cantrell Cubist and Tribal Influence Cubism is a style of art that shows figures made of geometric shapes like squares, triangles and circles. The Tribal influence is from Africa. Masks are extremely important in African Culture because they crafted carefully by craftsmen or artists and used in important ceremonies. Sculptors, artisians or experts of the craftwork. “Landscapes become human forms and lumps of clay transform into vivid abstract figures,” “I want to show the beauty within flaws,” the artist explains. “Imperfections tell stories that are far more compelling than perfection.” Kimmy’s vibrantly colored faces tell stories, too, and they’re written in the eyes and titles. “I manipulate the shape and position of eyes to express a range of emotions,” he remarked, “and the titles of my work often reflect my own life experiences.” Teacher Demonstration & Design Features
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