Confessions of a Mask

Inspired by the traditional Japanese meanings of colours, I wanted to create this bi-chromatic interpretation of beauty, portraying Cassandra Marloye. Blue, largely because of the vast stretches of blue water that surround the Japanese islands. Blue is also considered a feminine color and in that sense associated with purity and cleanliness. Red is representing strong emotions rather than ideas. As the color of the sun in Japanese culture and on the Japanese flag, red is the color of energy, vitality, heat, and power. Red also represents love and intimacy, and brides will wear red dresses.