“I appreciated the unique challenge offered by Libby and JoAnne at Mobilia Gallery to
create an “ornamented” mask, perhaps the most prominent pieces of adornment we will be
wearing in the near future. I am currently separated from my metals working studios, so took
this challenge on with the materials I had at hand. I have created abstract pages of
watercolors, then stencilled on the “Icon” shapes I have been exploring in my jewellery work
for a number of years. These shapes are cut-out, sealed with varnish, and stitched onto a
mask in an accumulated shingle/fish scale style. I have seen accumulations of Milagros, ex-
votos, reliquary symbols in my travels and readings and have loved their ability to signify
and protect. So much is still unknown about our current malady, and perhaps my mask,
reinforced by icons can serve as protection or a harbinger of colorful joy. And hopefully not
be as foolhardy at the medieval pomander proved to be.”
*Although this mask is wearable, it is more of an art project than everyday wear.
**Edition of 2: Masks are one of a kind and will vary
Decorative Art Mask. Can be worn but is more ornamental. Hand fabricated cotton mask, fabric, elastic thread, watercolor and ink on heavy weight paper.
7″ x 5″