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Mask-querade by miskis Mask-querade by miskis
....when the ball ends the mask remains...



stock photo ~janina
hope you enjoy!
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:icon2yuzl:
2yuzL Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
when i looked at the pic i thought that her world is falling apart. pretty good one!
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Wandered way back in time in my gallery! :) Thank you.
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:icon2yuzl:
2yuzL Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
actually i should thank you for making so brilliant art
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:iconrabbit0808:
Rabbit0808 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great pic!!
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
a belated thank you.
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:iconrabbit0808:
Rabbit0808 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I added one of your pics to my favs but hadn't looked at the rest of your gallery yet. I did tonight, and wow :wow: a lot of incredible work! Not just you're welcome, but thank you! :D
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miskis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you very much for the sweet words. Where is Or. do you hail from? *is a transplanted Oregonian living in Alaska*
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:iconrabbit0808:
Rabbit0808 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in Salem now, but came up from the Calif. Bay Area (Vallejo) in '87. Too much rain and cold though. I like it hot :D
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miskis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
aahh... You ought to try transplanting from Oregon to Alaska! lol..makes Portland look like the tropics.
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My-colourless-world Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009   Photographer
wow this is so beautiful and emotional...
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Thank you.
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:iconancient-hoofbeats:
Ancient-Hoofbeats Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student General Artist
You've been featured in an article called "Don Thy Masks"! [link]
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Nahar-Doa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
wow! ıts creepy and secret and meaningful.congratulations. :)
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N1i2m3b4 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
pretty interesting....
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thank You.
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Katiefrowns92 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used ~ [link]
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miskis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
um.. please remove it, this is NOT stock, it is an art piece. Thank You.
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Katiefrowns92 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omgosh im so sorry... >< i though it was... im very sorry
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miskis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
obviously you did, I mean. you credited it as such, but what would make you think it was stock? I'm not mad just curious.
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Katiefrowns92 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was doin a picture and i just looked at mask stock.. and i had to webpages up.. and i think i got them mixed up... im really sorry... i took it off
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miskis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
np, I was just hoping it hadnt some how ended up on someones stock gallery or something.
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Katiefrowns92 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah... im eally very sorry... its a lovey picture tho :] sorry for the mistake
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lankaster555 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
just GORGEOUS !!! like moonlight-photo
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Thank You.. :heart:
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irisazul Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
I was looking masks because they are interesting to me. But I saw your work and I was :wow:

Great work, absolutely great colors and I like your comment about it, too.
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miskis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Thank You very much. haha, I had to go see what I had written :blush: it's been a while. ;)
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Rainandstars Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
"There are times I feel I am some misshapen thing, a creature who wears his illness inside the illusion of a body that does not betray the damage done." -Patrick Lane

This artwork carves so very deeply and I'm thrust into the awaiting abyss...A staggering piece!
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
:worship: Thank You.
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:iconfrozen-ice-tears:
Frozen-Ice-Tears Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
i really loved how it just gripped me emotionally. very great piece.
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Thank You very much.
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DaysUntilAutumn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
wow!
It looks fantastic!
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
a belated thank you
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Iriesurfinchick Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
amazing work young lady...
I can relate on many levels
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miskis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
I have a 'thing' for.. love affair if you ask close friends :giggle: .. with masks, the beauty, the mystery, cultural.. the ones we wear.. ;) I have many in boxes still that need TLC and there's no where to put them, but I have a gaggle on my walls too... the ones that fit in with hubbies stuff he wasnt too keen on purpleharliquine ones, so they will stay in storage until I have my own room. ..err.. studio. :lol:
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Iriesurfinchick Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
a poem I keep near and dear to my heart...( I am Lakota Sioux on my Mothers side)
Feathers and paint, kohl sticks and smeared
pigments, cerulean blue beads, scales
and links of chain mail heaped on a rough
wooden table in a narrow room, four
hurricane lamps lighting it up. This is
the maskmaker's workshop on the avenue
of greater dreaming, a place only open
at night.

I have come to find a new
face and body, a truer expression
than the one I see in the mirror. Here is
the Lakota ghost shirt, feathered and white
and clacking, and stone jars of pale
face paint. Here is the zippered leather
mask of a fetishist; it gives me a chill
because I think it can only destroy
identity, not reveal a deeper one. I move on, to
Carnival masks, a crocodile headdress I linger
over but know is not mine, a harlequin's
cloth face of fixed hilarity, a beautiful
smooth gold mask of the sun. These all have
power, but none are mine.

Then the maskmaker
enters, a lush woman serene and regal as
the moon, her eyes blue and lively behind
a simple silver domino mask. "You want
to be a serpent," she says, picking up
a length of python skin and putting it down
again. "Or an angel, above everything." She lets
white silk run through her fingers. "Or
a manitou, with a face that shifts like the sky or
water, changing to fit your needs." She shakes
her head.

"But you are not those things." She lifts
a bundle wrapped in gray cobwebs. "You are a
spider. Lonely architect. Thought-maker. Weaver.
Moving in two worlds. Poison-head." She unwraps
the webbing. I see segmented legs, glossy
black mandibles, and something scuttles under
the trapdoor of my heart. Not a lion, then, or
an eagle, but this feels right. She holds out the spider
mask, sticky filaments still trailing, and eases it
onto my face. I see with spider's eyes, geometry
and possibility and vibrations in the air, corners
and spirals and prey. The legs on the mask wrap
tightly around my head and I

wake in my dusty bedroom,
looking at the corners where the ceiling meets
the walls, thinking

"I've never noticed how much
a spider's eyes resemble diamonds."

Tim Pratt
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miskis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
:O that is...
brilliant!!
Thank You for sharing!!
:love:
(*is 1/4 native on daddy's side*)
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Iriesurfinchick Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
your very welcome :)
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josephs-sky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woh! Im speechless...
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Thank You
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solstane Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006
very nice photo, like your gallery
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
thank you very much
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darkartsmaster Featured By Owner May 14, 2006   Photographer
I like it. Adding it to favorites :)
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner May 15, 2006
:) I am glad you like it. Thank you.
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:iconnuindaeiel:
Nuindaeiel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice ^^
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
thank you. :)
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desolatewolf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
I love the texture to this
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
thank you.
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:iconawassabee:
awassabee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
this is so beautiful ^^
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005
thank you.
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BellaBellaBaby Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
kind of creepy, but i LOVE it!!

definitely a fav!
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