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Art in the Garden

Masked and Revealed: The World of Bidou Yamaguchi

Bidou Yamaguchi’s Mona Lisa mask / Photo Courtesy of Bidou Yamaguchi

For the past decade, Bidou Yamaguchi has been exploring the meaning behind the eyes of such enigmatic beauties as the Mona Lisa and Girl with the Pearl Earring. He speaks of “a growing desire to go further, toward a new world of beauty.” From the private collection of Kelly and Steve McLeod, this collection of masks reveal new directions in this ancient art form—creating unique visages that bridge worlds and challenge long-established tradition.