Description Mask design has been a fascination of mine. The bear carries veracity, surprising speed, agility, a strong protective nature, keen senses, and sharp intelligence. All this under the guise of a docile and simple looking animal. The inspiration is based on the indigenous masks and design found in Alaskan, European, and Asian culture
Roderick A. Perez, Chicago Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement I took up the pencil at the age of nine and began my first sketch with "Beetle Bailey" & "Garfield" (and as any doodler knows they're not easy to duplicate). I haven't stopped creating ever since. To define my work in a nutshell, I'd have to say, it is an exploration of different styles and mediums. My creativity cannot be limited to a sketch pad, but it has always been my greatest foundation.