Metal Sculptured Masks by Suzanne Benton
Masking has filled my
life as an artist and
allowed me to connect
with people throughout
the world.  Beyond my
life as a studio artist,
this work has enabled
me to bring people into
the world of masks
where they share
revealing stories that
bring to light a deep
sense of the humanity
of  their lives and
cultures. In so doing,
I've found a remarkable
way to bridge the
ancient forms of mask
making and storytelling
with a contemporary
concern for people's
lives.  

Chitrangoda, steel, 11 x 7.5 x 6 inches
(from the Indian epic,
The Mahabarata)
The artist wearing Lady Macbeth mask
steel, 10 x 8 x 6.5 inches
Ursula, steel and bronze on steel
18 x 15x 7 inches
(from the artist's
Holocaust series)
The artist with Apsara's Prince
steel and bronze, 15 x 15.25 x 7.5 inches.
created in Kathmandu Nepal
Crisis, Dhokra cast bronze, 5.5 x 8 x 3.5 inches
(created by the artist while a Fulbright Fellow in India)
Benton performing her first mask tale, Sarah and Hagar,
at Lincoln Center, NYC
Sarah's Mask, steel, 12 x 14 x 13 inches
Anarkali II, steel and bronze,
18.38 x 12.5 x 10 inches
Masks from the artist's Holocaust series

The Victim, steel, 20 x 11 x 4.5 inches                     Loki's Prey, steel, 17 x 6 x 8 inches                    Hagen, steel, copper & copper coat, 11 x 8.5 x 4 inches
Mystic Warrior, steel, 29 x 18.75 x 17 inches
(on view: ARTHAUS, San Franciso, CA
)
Tattered Monarch, steel, 15 x 13 x 7 inches
(on view: ARTHAUS, San Franciso, CA,
see LINKS)
suzanne@suzannemasks.com