The Pax Mundi - Peace, Courage, and Leadership

             Herbie Hancock once stated, "World peace is no longer some pie-in-the-sky thing because no single person or country is going to solve it on their own." This idea reveals that within the world's conflicts and disputes, establishing peace would be such a miraculous global accomplishment. My mask, Pax Mundi tackles the significance of world peace, the causes of controversial incidents, alongside a theoretical solution to the issues. Additionally, it also includes the exceptional meaning that is conveyed through masks and how parts of them are commonly overlooked. In most cases, masks use certain colors or materials which could potentially depict a ritual, idea or belief. In short, my mask celebrates peace, courage, and leadership.
             The creation of the mask was a very simple process that took approximately three days. Most materials were purchased from a local store, which included newspaper, aluminum foil, paint of varying colors, flour, and water. First, ten pieces of newspaper were scrunched together and were compressed gently on my face to have somewhat of a structure. Secondly, water and flour were whisked together to form a thick paste. Next, a large amount of strips of newspaper were cut out, dipped into the flour and water, and applied to the mask. Then it was left to dry, and in the meantime, aluminum foil was used to form triangular ears that were taped into the mask. Subsequently, I painted the mask with white, then painted the details with a thin paintbrush using the color black. Pax Mundi included a peace sign that covered almost the whole face which inevitably represents world peace. My mask doesn't have a mouth, signifying people that can't express their true feelings and opinion on a subject. Noticeably, my mask structure resembles that of a lion, emphasizing courage and leadership. Conclusively, the mask contains multiple characteristics that symbolize my opinion on certain subjects.

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