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In this mysterious series we explore the masks from cultures and civilizations from six continents dating back into ancient history. On a subtler note, we will also tap into the darker expressions of the subconscious mind, what Carl Jung referred to as "the shadow," and what I call "The Phantom Self." It is the "unknown face" that lies just beyond the threshold of consciousness. The ancients were well aware of this dark side of humanity and they incorporated it into their art. It is now our aim to bring many of these magnificent works back into the public eye so that we may appreciate the depth of their spirituality and creativity. Please enjoy.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

January 10, 2022

Jason Lincoln Jeffers’ "mask 3." is a mysterious work that evokes a sense of transfiguration and change. The death masks (wood, stone, and metal faces given to the deceased for their journey into the afterlife) of ancient cultures come to mind, as do the various masks we must all wear to navigate everyday existence. Our "true self" is as nebulous a concept as any. We play a different character and wear a corresponding mask for every situation we find ourselves in and every person we meet. The differences between these characters are often imperceptibly slight (perception being the problem in the first place!), but they nonetheless exist and cause the "self" to remain in constant flux. Even in our solitude we rehearse our masks of the day and put on fresh faces to weather our internal storms.

Where does one mask end and the other begin, and, most importantly, what lies beneath all of them? 

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Jason Lincoln Jeffers

January 11, 2022

Thank you John for such an keen and insightful review. Much appreciated.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

January 18, 2022

Thank YOU for the beautiful work!

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Jason Lincoln Jeffers
Outsider, Figurative
Mixed Media - Unframed
Oil, Acrylic, Other
24.00 inches wide
30.00 inches tall
1.50 inches deep
7.00 lbs
Leawood, KS, US