Tommy Pau, Mask Dancers, 2011
Linocut printed in black ink from one block
800 x 1200 mm (paper) . 60.5 x 900 mm (matrix)
Printed by Djumbunji Press.
"Dancers wear masks to protect them from the spiritual world. It is a disguise hiding their true identity when performing rituals. Dancers also are endowed with the character and spirit of a certain mask, which have been invoked into the mask with magic, thus only certain persons can wear them and perform the intended rituals."