Inspiration Friday

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To keep going with the fever I’ve had of finding art made of stuff that is useless to some people, I came across this that, funnily enough, it’s kind of related to my post from last week: masks made of the cardboard that comes with toilet paper. When I first saw them, I thought they were made of clay or something similar; I never thought they were so small and made of such a thin cardboard piece. I loved the use of bright colors that helps to give the pieces texture and just makes every mask expression a bit more shocking. The artist Junior Fritz Jacquet, born in Haiti, is a sculptor that has a lot of experience working with paper and similar materials, such as cardboard. For some reason they reminded me to the monolithic Moai heads or the kind of masks used in African rituals; I guess it’s their dramatic features that, even though they are kind of disturbing, they are still beautiful.

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Para seguir con mi fiebre por el arte hecha con cosas que parecen insignificantes a la vista de muchos, encuentro esto que graciosamente se relaciona con mi post de la semana pasada: máscaras hechas con el cartón que acompaña al papel higiénico. Cuando las vi no me imaginé que eran tan pequeñas, ni tampoco que estabas hechas de cartón; de hecho, lo primero que me vino a la mente es que estaban hechas de barro o algo parecido. Me fascinó el uso de colores brillantes que ayuda a darle textura a las piezas y que simplemente hace que las expresiones de cada máscara sea más impactante. El artista es Junior Fritz Jacquet, de Haití, un escultor con ya mucha experiencia trabajando con papel. Por alguna razón, estas máscaras me recordaron a las cabezas monolíticas Moái o al tipo de máscaras que se usan en rituales de culturas africanas; supongo que son sus facciones dramáticas que, aunque un poco perturbadoras, no dejan de ser hermosas.

First spotted at Caux Collective

Check out the artist’s website!

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