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To create a new collection of 21 masks devoted to world-wide women's mythology & made available to communities, storytellers & dancers Read more

Tucson, AZ Public Art
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To create a new collection of 21 masks devoted to world-wide women's mythology & made available to communities, storytellers & dancers

Tucson, AZ Public Art
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The Masks of the Goddess

Mythology is at the roots of our culture, stories that inspire and teach.  We have endless renditions of war god myths -  but few  know the universal, multi-cultural myths of the Goddess, the "faces of feminine dieties".  What is the "Mirror of Sophia?"  How is the "Descent of Inanna" important?  Who was Sedna?  These ancient yet contemporary stories, and many others,  are deeply meaningful as we create a new mythology for our time:  stories that empower women and envision sustainable ways of living in Mother Earth.

For almost 10 years the  Masks of the Goddess were brought to life by dancers, storytellers, and teachers. The project ended in 2008, but ever since then I've received many requests to use the masks, which I no longer have.  So this year (2012) I've begun work on a new collection, which will be held in trust for future communities.  I'm seeking $6,000.00 for the time and materials I need to make 21 new masks ($1,000.00 of that amount will  be for the costs of producing and shipping Rewards).  Monies raised will also fund the "inaugural performance" of the new collection at the 2012 Women and Mythology Conference in San Francisco, produced and directed by author and ritualist  Macha NightMare.  As she describes it,

"Around the world 'spirits of place' have revealed themselves to us, encounters that generated stories told over the ages. With masks especially created for this event, we propose a ritual performance that offers all celebrants encounters with these goddesses as they have been known in the past and as they exist today."

Thank you so much for your encouragement and support!

Lauren

Website: http://www.rainewalker.com/masksofgoddess.htm

Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Raine

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    8 backers

    Chose a set of ( 2 ) 5"x7" handmade cards that feature photographs of Goddesses. To see them, visit: http://www.laurenraine.blogspot.com/

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    Pledge $55 or more
    About $55 USD

    17 backers

    Chose from 3 "Elemental" carnival masks, hand made from leather. To see them, visit:
    http://www.laurenraine.blogspot.com/

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    Pledge $75 or more
    About $75 USD

    1 backer

    "GAIA'S HAND" is an original hand-painted ceramic Earth Icon, signed by the artist. To view, visit: http://www.laurenraine.blogspot.com/

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    Pledge $150 or more
    About $150 USD

    4 backers

    Wear a unique "Fairy" or a "Green Man" mask, handmade by the artist. To view, visit: http://www.laurenraine.blogspot.com/

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    Pledge $200 or more
    About $200 USD

    4 backers

    THE MASKS OF THE GODDESS, by Lauren Raine, is a beautiful, a limited edition, beautifully illustrated 300 page book, signed by the author. Retail price (and author's price) is $60.00) To view, visit: http://www.laurenraine.blogspot.com/

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Funding period

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