One of the art projects we are doing for Symbols class this semester is an archetype mask. We picked an archetype that we wanted to learn more about and made a mask to represent it. I missed the first class, so I started my mask at home. It was quite messy (I still have plaster all of that sink and its been a few weeks!):
We decorated the masks in class that next week:
And here is the finished product:
My mask is of the mother figure archetype. I chose to represent her as mother nature - appearing as a sunflower. The mother figure can represent both positive or negative things... she can create, encourage growth, and aid - or she can suppress, stifle and destroy. I think since I made mine as a lovely flower she is positive in this instance. As a symbol, flowers often represent the soul, youth, spring and the dawn.