The Nara fugitive’s one-eyed face looks like this now:
The back of the mask is left open – to fit the torso’s neck opening (not shown here). But when the head is apart from the body, the empty opening in the back leaves us feeling incomplete. So, what to do?
Well, the hollowed-out opening in back is ideally situated to possess the fugitive’s Inner Presence. So, as the mask rotates the Inner Presence comes into view.
The Inner Presence sculpture is carved in redwood and detachable from the Nara Fugitive’s fir mask. So then, of course, the question becomes what to do with the Inner Presence when it’s detached?