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Beautiful ceramic masks of peculiar creatures by Karolina Romanowska

Madison, Wisconsin-based artist Karolina Romanowska uses a combination of slabs, coils, and molds to shape stunning masks of peculiar creatures from clay, painting them with vibrant colors and pastel tones.

I find that material extremely giving as it’s reminiscent of my childhood days of playing in the dirt. Those were some of the most fun times I had as a child, engaging with my environment and transforming mud into pizzas, birds, and castles. Through mud, I am able to experience true freedom. (…) Masks are present wherever humans are. I am only repeating an act that has been done since the beginning of us. Used for rituals and entertainment, masks can hide or reveal who we are.

Karolina Romanowska

More info: Instagram (h/t: Colossal).

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