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
Friday, September 2, 2011
Wufniks still in Process
all the Wufniks, scarred and ready for forming
A month or so back, I was listening to recordings of some lectures Borges gave during his stay at Harvard. He mentioned, at one point, the number forty, and how, during biblical times it meant forever (40 days and 40 nights) but that, in recent times, it means nothing (40 winks). When one is making masks, 40 is once again infinite.