The mask is an armour, providing protection from things we fear. It conceals aspects of internal worlds from public worlds.
White Masks is a series of visceral, surreal sculptures, which imagine how the masks of whiteness look and feel. Whiteness is simultaneously elegant and monstrous, familiar and abject, embodied and denied. Among our mass systemic inequities which center whiteness, who has access to what kinds of masks?
White Silence, 2020
Needle lace collar, heirloom gloves, linen, pipe cleaner, elastic, cotton.
Dimensions variable (Approx. 10” x 16” x 1”)
White Tears, 2020
Lace Handkerchief, bra strap, linen, cotton thread, gloves
Dimensions variable (Approx. 14” x 10” x 4”)
Fingers Crossed, 2020
Needle lace, ribbon, linen, cotton thread, synthetic gloves
Dimensions variable (Approx. 19” x 13” x 5”)
Machine lace, linen, ribbon, cotton threads
Dimensions variable (Approx. 8” x 14” x 1”)
3M R-95 mask, wool, hair, hair ties, cotton.
Dimensions variable (Approx. 30” x 10” x 6”)