Star of the Sea College, Brighton
Masking is often by choice, however others do not have a say. We come across masking in our everyday life, in some cases it is obvious and others it is hidden. Masking can range from something depicted on the surface to something obscured inside, behind a shield. It can be something emotional, psychological, physical or cultural. In this work, the human face is shown as entrapped and compressed, using the ribbon as a tool to wrap the face and squeeze it; showing what this feeling looks like physically. I hoped to produce a captivating, inspiring work, which displays the natural, emotional, and disguised aspects of masking, and highlights the ways in which people in our current world mask themselves.