Amidst lockdown orders and the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic I found a silent and slow pace of life that was unusual. After a few anxious weeks I began to feel the need to create with this empty time and space and naturally I looked outward for inspiration. Initially it was $5 and $10 bundles of grocery store flowers. Something I often walked past became more and more beautiful and a welcome splash of life and color in the studio. Not long after jumping into some flower paintings I began to see face shields marketed by print vendors and my knee jerk reaction was to order some, for protection and experimentation.
As I worked on a side project the first mask, covered with hot wings, was a bi-product of work that I was already doing. Once the initial mask came to life I found great joy in the simple act and studio experimentation began to evolve naturally. Materials that I’ve kept available in my practice for years naturally found their way into these early masks. View them on instagram here.