My family and I went to the Taiwanese Festival this year at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Whenever we go to this festival, we see something different. This year we saw some beautiful artwork:
The mask seemed to be made of a framework and with something that had the appearance of paper. What I enjoyed, though, was the delicate artistry that went into creating these works of art.
These masks were created for the festival by Pai Jung-Cheng and are a representation of the cultural groups in Taiwan. The exception is the mask he created to represent the Canadian culture:
The masks lent an air of colour to the festival, and helped to create the atmosphere in the area. The delicate brush strokes of the artist’s paintbrush were at times bold and added even more to the impact of the art.
Placed near the eatery, these works of art could be admired while eating some noodles and spring rolls (the culinary choice of my children).
I do not know where these large masks are now. But what I do know is that I enjoyed the sight of them along the concrete wall.
I look forward to seeing something new when I go back to the Harbourfront next year for this festival.
Do you enjoy looking at artwork of different cultures?
(This post was inspired by the folks at the Daily Post @ WordPress.com. This week’s prompt is: Delicate)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012