For a book club/Halloween party - we were to dress up as one of the characters of a selection from the past year. Well, after reading The Dogs of Babel I knew which one:
"Anyway, one of the characters in The Dogs of Babel is an artist--the maker of exquisite masks. She is called upon to make a death mask as a mourning memorial to a 19 year old cancer victim. She makes a mold of the actual face, but the realism stops there. She paints the mask not with the features of the deceased, but with the markers of her soul--the essence of this individual. She paints scattered wildflowers, blowing in the breeze. Only when one looks closely, the bump of a nose is still present...the indentation of eyes, the roundness of mouth. The mask is so beautiful, that she is called upon to make several more. " (--this was an excerpt from a woman's journal entry - I can't find my book. I loaned it to Summer who swears: "IgaveitbacktoyouIknowIdid - right?" )
Side view of mask:
And another one:
It was hanging on the cabinet in my bathroom so I took one from kinda below - trying to make it creepier:
Here's me as "Lexy" in the mask (pretty cool how the green made my eyes stand out). I think it's a VAST improvement:
I let Phoebe try it on - eeesh - she needs her face washed! But that's Harry's job! Why? The little twerp (the furry one - not the -uh- other furry one) bites me! :)
I think it's LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!