"I often wonder if there really is a self and if there is, what it is. We present so many faces to the world. Is the self that sum of the different faces we present to the different aspects of the world we encounter or is it something in and of itself that presents to the world through a series of aspects (faces)? All I can really do is wonder. The proof of the existence or non-existence of some independent self must be left to the psychologist. What I have become interested in, rather immersed in, is the faces that the self takes on in its relation to the world or the faces that define the self; whichever way you look at it.
So it was with great interest that I examined Jim’s proposal to use
my masks for Life-Masks. If aspects of life evoke masks, why shouldn’t
masks evoke aspects of life? I am very excited by this project.
I have matched, in my mind, the right masks to the aspects they come from
(or closest to) and hope that they can evoke for you some material to reflect
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