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The screen mask is a separé for interiors. The piece is entirely made of handcrafted wood with inserts of photographical images on transparent film and plexiglass.

 

The openings in the wood are made in form of a stylised mask which was inspired by the Maya rain divinity, Chaac, and as well the images refer to this rain maker who the Pre-Columbian people believed to live in the depth of cenotes. Images of cenotes, water, pyramides, vegetation and many symbols like snakes and heaven in the Mexican region Yucatán emphasize the concept of both a contemporary narrative and an anthropological piece.

 

Both sides of the separé are equally elaborated and the images in the openings can be seen from both the front and back thereby allowing light and surroundings to interact with them playfully.

 

Used materials: handcrafted walnut, poplar, chestnut, elm, and cedar wood, lambda prints, plexiglass, brass

Dimensions: variable, about cm L 185 x D 4 x H 175 | the whole piece consists of 3 movable and dismountable partitions | unique edition of 7 + 1 a.p.