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Mask exploration using mixed media on canvas. Original work completed 08/2007 and sold.


brown, carmen, cilliers, earth, gold, mask, media, original, tribal, warrior

My paintings are an exploration and expression of my personal emotions, interpersonal relationships and recollections of childhood; the human condition; and also influenced by my travel experiences and their influences on my senses as well as inspiration drawn from current fashion and pop culture.

My aim is to represent my world and express, with my chosen media the emotional moments, quirky twists and often humorous encounters of life.

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  • Tron
    Tronover 6 years ago

    I like it, very nice artwork Carmen!

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    Thanks Mark, not my usual style really… well I think I have two, but at the moment I am more into the fun colourful stuff, then I have the tribal stuff I experiment with some times, this was one of those times.

  • Buddy Sears Estate
    Buddy Sears Es...over 6 years ago

    Absolutly fantastic!!!!

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    You like it Buddy – I wasn’t sure what type of response this would get…lets wait and see. Thanks for commenting : )

  • LostBoy1
    LostBoy1over 6 years ago

    You seems to have roots that extend to the african continent…lots of tribal style in your work…

    Is that hessian you used in this?

    Looks Great!!…how big is it??

  • flower68
    flower68over 6 years ago

    awesome-mixed media is such a feast for the eyes!

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    Yes LB – my roots extend to Africa. I am South African! I have gone on many safaris… love the wildlife, the scenery, all of it… my life journey has somehow landed me here for the moment.

  • missmilly
    missmillyover 6 years ago

    Love the richness in your work at the moment! Well done Carmen!

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    Thanks Milly – not really ‘at the moment’ this was done about 5months ago.

  • melynda blosser
    melynda blosserover 6 years ago

    love the color and the texture ,you can see there is a store behind the mask of centuries and traditions waiting to be told

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