Purely decorative, non-protective. The masks in my Uncoverings Project are not functional.
During the COVID-19 crisis I have become fascinated with the rage that surrounds face coverings infiltrating America for the first time. While they are very normal in Asian cultures, many Americans resist the idea of wearing a face covering and take offense at something proven to lower transmission rates and save lives. This has created a new battle in our ongoing culture war.
Each of the masks in this self-portrait project were created by hand. While most masks are made to protect ourselves and others, these flirt with the idea of being protected while totally vulnerable.
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