Warriors, Threats, Guardians
Masks express a cry for help in response to the damage caused by the flagrant disregard of our fragile natural environment and humanity. My visages invite the observer in to make them pause and appreciate both the grandeur and fragility of nature and the need for our vigilant protection. The first masks were created with recycled cardboard shoe inserts and packaging. I haunt junk stores for rattan baskets and other cast-offs that bring their histories. When COVID forced quarantine, I turned to paper mâché, objects from my cache, and paint. My aim is to reduce my carbon footprint with my reuse of cast-offs.
Masks are created largely from recycled materials including nature's detritus, newspaper, grocery bags, rattan, plastic and wood scrap, toys, bullet shells.