Ode to the Old
The mask is my favorite piece I’ve worked on. There are many symbols in it, some taken from other cultures and others just my own deep thoughts. One of my favorite symbols on the piece was the empty eye socket colored gold. This was the simplest part of the piece yet my favorite and most defining personal trait. The golden eye is a reference to the Norse God Odin, a being who gave up his eye for knowledge. He then donned a golden eye patch, making the sign of Odin a gold eye. I too seek knowledge, the kind that I need to reach my goals and not many people have. There are several other symbols but the golden eye is my most thoughtful.