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

Life Mask #1 lithograph, 11” X 8 1/2” 1974

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Life Mask #2 (with gold foil) lithograph, 11” X 8 1/2” 1974

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Life Mask #3 lithograph, 11” X 8 1/2” 1974

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Life Mask #4 lithograph, 11” X 8 1/2” 1974

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Totem Series #1, #2 (diptych/punched) lithograph, total dimension 19” X 30” 1974

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Totem Series #3, #4 (diptych) lithograph, total dimension 19” X 30” 1974

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Totem Series (triptych) lithograph, total dimension 19” X 30” 1974

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Totem Series/Untitled (necklace, silver leaf) lithograph, 19” X 15” 1974

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Seated Totem #1/State 2 t(punched) lithograph, 14" X 11" 1975

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Seated Totem #2 lithograph, 14” X 11” 1975

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Seated Totem #4 lithograph, 14” X 11” 1975

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Seated Totem #1 (punched) lithograph, 14” X 11” 1975

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Seated Totem #3 (with chin-colle) lithograph, 14” X 11” 1975

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