Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We Wear The Mask

"We Wear The Mask," Oil on canvas, 36" x 24"

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  1. "We Wear the Mask," oil on canvas, 24" x 36", was created as part of a series in response to Paul Laurence Dunbar's epic poem:

    "We wear the mask that grins and lies,
 It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
 This debt we pay to human guile;
 With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
 And mouth with myriad subtleties.

    Why should the world be over-wise,
 In counting all our tears and sighs?
 Nay, let them only see us, while
 We wear the mask...." (excerpt)