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Masks, 2008-2012

So much of my work deals with transformation—of found materials, encountered spaces, and of the people who are touched by the creative process. As such, I have always been fascinated by masks because they are the ultimate transformation—of the self. The person who puts on a mask changes not only their appearance but also transforms their behaviors to embody the personality of the mask. In times past, masked ceremony accompanied people throughout major life and death transitions in many world cultures. Who would we be today if we continued to use masks for psychological metamorphosis?