I started making art soon after seeing authentic African artwork at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. I was in total awe. Papa was inspired by my visit there.
Papa does not represent Male, but instead Papa is the name for a Hawaiian Mother Earth!
Papa is mounted on a 9"x 12" painted canvas. I spent about 4 hours or more just fixing Papa's hair and attaching her beads!
- She has over 30 feet of 16 gauge wire for hair and over 50 raku beads.
- Papa has a two tone leafy green face with honey red lips. .
- Papa weighs 2.12 lbs. and is ready to be hung!
Mary R has two mask similar in size but no two are exactly alike.