Our group project is about the culture of masks, specifcally reasons for why makes were adorned during death ceremonies and rituals and some legends and tales written about them. The audience we hope to reach with this project is an audience that is interested in learning more about the world around them. This audience would most likely be curious people who want to try to understand other culture’s practices and reasons for doing things the way they do. We are going to relate to our audience by Emilie drawing a scene of a tragic event. The event is going to involve the Grim Reaper with his infamous masked face, a sight familiar and recognizable to most people.
Most of us already have our own ideas about what lies beyond and what death entails. I am going to bring in the difference or potentially similarity of Mexican and African cultures by writing a few paragraphs briefly explaining where their masks come from and what they mean to each culture in terms of death. The overall goal of this project is to have people walk away with perhaps a greater appreciation for religions and customs other than their own. As for the museum, I am hoping this project will have a lasting impact on how we as people can view the world outside of our country.