Faces

150 masks made of lotus dried leaves, paper mâché, paper, resin, work in process: 2019–20XX

Faces, installation view

"Faces" is 'a sketchbook'. It is a series of masks, counting approximately 150 pieces and still growing. I use pulp, paper, and lotus leaves to create sketches/masks/human portraits. Each looks different, its creation process limited to a bare minimum. The steadily growing series is my sketchbook of human faces; characters, grimaces, facial expressions.

Masks made from lotus leaves undergo a process of disintegration. They crumble and crack; they work with the passage of time and with the progression of their mechanical damage. They are very fragile and delicate.

Faces, examples of masks