In Bali, masks are understood as lighting rods, capable of momentarily collecting a portion of cosmic energy, the vital life of the universe.
As such they are understood to help visualising the divine powers as well as providing them momentary material manifestations.
The play with the mask is, hence, the attempt to illuminate and the dare to connect to bigger themes than the individual. In Bali it is known that through the mask both extremes, the universal and the individual, can be connected.
For María, mask research is a journey to be pencipta which is Balinese for a certain “creator“ who wrestle with being an interpreter, investigating into a mask, daring to let the mask live fully, and sharing stories through them.