The theme for week 3 was “Masks”. I was excited about this theme as it refers to one of the most common items in our daily lives during these tumultuous times. 

I am pleased to share a thrilling response to the aforementioned prompt below.

Olga Seleznyova
Artist Manager at Faig Ahmed Studio

“This mask was made by my grandfather in the early 80s. In addition to the talent for creating beautiful things from wood and plaster, grandpa has a talent for finding beautiful things on the street. He still brings some little treasures from the Boulevard and stores them carefully. One of these windfalls was a brooch that completed the look of this wooden mask.






A wooden mask with a brooch on the forehead.

When I was a little girl, I thought it was the Snow Queen and she comes alive at night. The fears in my childish conscious were strengthened on the day grandpa showed me the secret of this mask. If you turn the mask over, you will see special stands for small candles. At night, under the cover of darkness and the action of the magical flickering light of candles, she revived. I never slept in that room again 🙂 “
What a story! Do you also have mysterious found objects in your homes? Share your finds in the comment section.