This is a sample I made to demonstrate the process of mask-making for my students. Inspiration was derived from African art, and body art from a variety of cultures. While working on this face, I was thinking about the ritual scarring practiced by many African tribes, Maori facial tattoos, and the Indian art of Mehndi. The neck coils are reminiscent of the Kayan women of Myanmar and Thailand who modify their bodies by stretching out their necks with ornamental brass coils.
It's not that I like this tattoo....I like the design of some things being a shadow and some in clear view. Like one of us could have the cutout of a mountain and one of us could have a picture of a mountain....not sure if that makes sense