Chas Martin - Paintings, Sculptures, Art Classes

Watercolors, acrylic paintings, sculptures and art classes

Masks are a curious form of art. They disguise the wearer, or they amplify the wearer’s personality. They add information and even power. Several of these masks were inspired by, but are not copies of petroglyphs. Each has an archetypal quality that intrigued me enough to explore it in dimensional form. Many start as simple pencil sketches and go through many iterations before I attempt to create them in 3D. Even then, they change as they develop, becoming something more, or at least different than my original vision.