Kest Schwartzman is a metalsmith trained at Massachusetts College of Art. She has been making masks for over a decade. She is now embarking on a journey to make a mask for every creature in the 1969 version of Borges' "The Book of Imaginary Beings" as translated by Norman Thomas Di Giovanni
Sunday, June 19, 2011
I admit it. I did some research on this one. Borges said that there was a word written on the forhead of the golem which brought it to life- but did not have the word. So I looked it up. Emet- hebrew for Truth. This mask is made of the three letters of the word.