A Thousand Faces: Mask Mandala

Theuerkauf Elementary School
Mountain View, CA

• Completed in 1999
• Bill Gould & Glen Rogers
• Fabrication & Installation by Lizard Skin Studios & Brian’s Welding

A series of African-style clay masks created by Theuerkauf students was the inspiration for this piece. Gould, Rogers and teachers from CSMA worked with the kids to create self-portraits out of high-fired clay specified for the exterior site. The masks, rich in texture and character, are placed in a seven-foot framework of concentric circles and expanded metal. Installed at the entrance to the administration building, A Thousand Faces: Mask Mandala symbolizes the continuum of students that attend over the years.