Altan - Face Masks series
Dimensions: 32 cm x 24 cm
Limited edition: /15
Altan means golden in Mongolian and red dawn in Turkic. He smiles like a friend while the horns of a ram curl out from his temples. Altan reminds us that what is pleasant on the surface can belie a dangerous nature. This charming trickster heads a legion of admirers so hungry for worthiness they would become disciples of his good humor. His shadow side is a familiar creature, one who is domesticated yet nonetheless violent. We see his grin, feel his horns, and our hearts beat a warning.
The Face Masks series references the neatly-composed masks we present to the world. Yet despite our efforts, the reality of who we are is never quite fully disguised. The darkness inside us peers out, dappling the light into a delicate and profound pattern.