“Ghost Writer”

Historical Sculpture Imagery in “Ghost Writer”

  • Venus of Willendorf (Germany, c. 25,000 B.C.)
  • Minoan Bull Leaper (c. 3,500 B.C.)
  • Nefertiti (Egypt, c. 3,500 B.C.)
  • Inuit mask
  • Tlingit Mask (Huna tribe, Chacogf Island, 19th c.?)
  • Tsimshian Mask (British Columbia, 19th c.?)
  • Spirit Mask (Lower Congo, Gabon, 19th c.?)
  • Seneca Mask (New York, 19th c.?)
  • Donatello Niccolo di Uzzano [“the Lawyer’] (Italy, c. 1430)
  • Easter Island Stone Heads (16th c. or earlier)
  • Iroquois mask
  • Cree carved wooden Head (Manitoba, 19th c.)
  • Aztec Head of Laughing Child (Mexicao, 8th c.?)
  • Olmec head (Mexico, 6th c B.C.)
  • Dance Mask (Cameroon, 19th c.?)
  • Head of Buddha (India, 6th c. A.D.)
  • Head with Three Faces (Angkor, c. 1200 A.D.)
  • Brancusi Sleeping Muse (1909) and The Kiss (1907)
  • Picasso Head of a Woman (1932)
  • Giacometti head The Nose (1947)
  • Henry Moore Mask (1929)

The following words are encrypted in the sculpture, often visible only from odd angles with the letters different distances from the viewer:

doubt | charity | joy | silence | sex | laugh | habit | trust | hope | faith | focus | work | listen

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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