Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Mask Series IV


As part of the 'Masks on my wall' series, here comes a couple mask-a pair of villagers-a man and his woman. The man with his big moustache and turban and the woman with a large nose-ring and saree draped around her head... typical!-often the sight frauds in the cities get delighted to see. Behind all this ruggedness often lies innocence that trusts people-a wonderful character often seen as a vulnerability, often optimized, often emptied, often ridiculed, often cheated off, often that ends with the dearth of innocence. Such simple, such honest, such complacent lives, those that inspire the rest of the world are born in these villages and in the hidden faces of these villagers. Somehow, every time I see these masks, they seem to command a certain degree of respect I find many in the urban jungle shamelessly begging/demanding for. This click just makes these masks larger from my lowered angle... figurative intended.    

3 comments:

Swarnali said...

I love this mask series...the whole idea behind them is very innovative. All of us humans have a tendency to wear a mask in every phase,every day of our lives because we are afraid to expose the real person we are,we are afraid we might be exploited because of the vulnerability thats is inside all of us. This masking and hiding has become so common that now it has become a part of our lives and we find it hard to differentiate for ourselves,who we are and what we are pretending to be.
Great post!!

VST said...

@Swarnali: I agree Swarnali and I couldn't have said it better. I am glad you are a smart one who has caught the essence of it by the collar. So much are we obsessed with the idea of hiding ourselves that we hardly know what we look like without them...

Swarnali said...

Exactly...that is what I meant..we are so obsessed with conforming to the set rules and stereotypes that we forget that standing out can be an option!! Looking forward to more posts
btw...have I told you,you write really well :)