This body of work developed out of a small series of masks of my father.  The mask is the oldest symbol of alienation.  The mask, as the other face, can hide the wearer, protect and transform a person. After I finished the Life Masks, I extended this object to cover the entire body and consider this work to be drawn representations of three-dimensional totems, made for ritual purposes. However, totems are always animal, plant or natural objects, and never take human form.

 

SERIES | TOTEM  1974-1976

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