The Location-Inspired Masks of Jym Davis

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Whether in volcanic fields or Arizona deserts, Jym Davis creates masks that reflect the land in which they were made. Davis, who has been invited to be a National Park artist-in-resident multiple times, then displays these creations against the terrain that inspired them. The artist has described myself as not only a sculptor and photographer, but a “myth builder.”

“As I work the masks begin to take on the personality of the terrain and the animals that inhabit the area,” the artist has said. “Sometimes my masks are inspired by a fossil or a single artifact. Each mask becomes an expression of the landscape, with characteristics emerging as sharp angles, prickly spikes, gentle curves, or rounded edges.”

See more of the artist’s masks below.

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