From the hands of a master artist a girl in the
bloom of youth emerges from iron. This mask is
of a type that may have been used by women in
their secret ceremonies for initiation. It subtly
blends innocence with strength of character. She
is the embodiment of maidenhood; shy and
endearing, with her modestly lowered eyes,
delicate chin and finely molded braids of hair.
Her remarkable presence combines both power
and distinction, a symbol of the mysterious
realm between childhood and becoming an adult
-a state of body and mind we have all
experienced and will instantly relate to.
The extraordinary artist who created this
masterpiece reveals to us an ability to handle a
difficult material with a genuine tenderness of
feeling. It's elemental simplicity, grace and
charm transcends reality, while at the same time
letting us in on a deep secret of a woman's life -
- which she gently whispers.