Inspired by tribal art, masks adorn our walls and furniture, populating the different spaces of our homes. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like I’m not alone! Abstract, ethnic, decorative… two eyes, a nose and a mouth… What’s behind that face staring at us?
Masks have been part of human culture for decades. Linked to spiritual rituals, societal rites or moments of celebration, masks all have a very specific function depending on the culture or country.
More than a decorative representation, the mask plays a role. So, are the masks we use in decoration a representation of ourselves as we are or rather as we see ourselves?
Dear citizens of the world, no matter where we are in the world, let us remove the masks and remain true with and towards ourselves.
I am proud to share the link to Megha’s World, a talented mother who has published two poems about masks: “Mistaken Identity” and “My body lives like a continuous threat“