Mask for "Humanimal" performance
Mask for "Humanimal" performance

Photo: Jaime Culebro

Rosamaria Bolom ja Anne Lihavainen
Rosamaria Bolom ja Anne Lihavainen

Masks for an special project

Duelo externo
Duelo externo

Mexican mask 2009.

Mask for "Humanimal" performance
Mask for "Humanimal" performance

Photo: Jaime Culebro

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Masks and dreams

Masks and dreams have been my personal obsessions to develop my art. As a child I had my first experiences with the "cartonería mexicana" (Mexican cardboard) at home -beside my mother- when we made piñatas for our parties. She is not a craftswoman or artist, but she enjoyed doing it.

 

When I grew up, I met a wonderful artist that showed me and shared this technique and its secrets. Over the years since 2000 I have developed my skills in this technique doing masks, fantastic creatures and paper sculptures.

When I came to Finland I took back everything I learned in Mexico, both as psychologist and artist and began to explore the limits of the real, the symbolic and the imaginary through masks and fantastic beings.

Until now I am working and promoting this traditional technique, through workshops and artist collaborations.