This book is a play of masks and clayed dancers. The clay is a flexible but fragile mask, that continuously changes colour and structure.
Mask (topeng) as a product of fine arts is not only used as decoration, but also as the equipment of dance and theatre in some performances. Topeng or Mask dance is traditionally performed during ritual procession and tries to convey wisdom to the spectators, but has become more and more a theatre performance. The dance can be performed by a person depicting different characters or by several dances (sometimes with different roles). It is believed the tradition of the mask dance has taken place for since the 16th century in Indonesia. Although there are fears the ancient art may die out, the interest for this traditional art is growing again, like the Festival Topeng in Cirebon in recent year.Get the book or e-book iTunes Store e-book for your iPad/iPhone or Blurb Book prints in hard/soft cover, 80 pgs, Premium Paper. Also available in affordable and portable e-book format for iPad.
Siam is a cheerful Javanese guy and is one of my most talented models. Although the book is focussed on him as a continuous model in the past years, the reason of publishing the book is mainly about finding the artistic sides of the Asian male nudes, especially breaking the taboe on the Indonesian idea of nudity.Get the book or e-book at iTunes Store e-book for your iPad/iPhone or Blurb Book prints in soft cover, 120 pgs, Premium Paper. Also available in affordable and portable e-book format for iPad.