Previously I have worked with elementary students to build mixed media character masks. These masks were influenced by sculptural facial structures used in masks from China and Alaska, so I am always curious about how other places in the world deal with creatively expressing faces.
Being in Chicago has brought my attention to graffiti artists around the city. There are a number of graffiti artists who work work typography and text-based. It is rare to walk around and see street art that involves faces, figures, and realism in such ways as this.
- Murals, Masks, and Muses (sydneywilsonteaches.wordpress.com)