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

Photo: Jaime Culebro

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Rosamaria Bolom ja Anne Lihavainen
Rosamaria Bolom ja Anne Lihavainen

Masks for an special project

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Duelo externo
Duelo externo

Mexican mask 2009.

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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.