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"What fools these mortals be" - lines from Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream; a play that integrates the world of humans, both aristocratic and lowly, with the fairy world of Oberon and Titania. And while both these worlds intertwine, one cannot but help feel that it is the world of the fairies that has the most impact, for it is the lives of the lovers here that are changed by their brush with these "children of Pan".
What I have attempted to do here is create several of the characters in the play as masks. This is my first attempt at creating masks in mosaic form, and I think, given the story subject, it allows much latitude in the treatment of each of the characters. The ones that will be displayed are Titania and Oberon, Puck (or Robin Goodfellow as he is otherwise known), Nick Bottom, Lysander and Hermia, besides a splattering of other elfin characters.
Exhibited at "Pieceful Visions", National Juried Show, Society of American Mosaic Artists, SC
Review: Shamelessly opulent and exquisitely crafted, A Midsummer Night's Dream transports the viewer into a land of keyed-up fantasy. A profusion of intense colors as in a Mardi Gras parade (red faces, blue faces, a river of gold and reds and floating baubles) make this mosaic celebratory and theatrical.