If you’ve read my bio on this blog, you’ll know that I’m venezuelan, living in the old continent, in the beautiful Madrid, Spain. So,once in a while I like to work on something inspired in my country, and lately I’ve been working on a lot of faces and masks, so why not a truly original one? These masks are part of an old tradition from San Francisco de Yare (Miranda, Venezuela) that goes back to the 18th century, celebrating 9 days after the holy thursday with prayers, drums and singing. This tradition was declared by the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2012, and these masks symbolize the mixture of cultures and the strong black heritage on the coastal towns of my country. Hope you enjoy it!
Here’s a screen recording timelapse of the working process, the audio is the actual drums from the festivity:
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