In this project artists explored the contemporary medium of collage as it intersects with the historical role of the mask. Artists investigated various collage techniques and styles, before developing their own paper mask conceptually bound to their identity. The mindfully executed masks found their completion through the photographical process, in which artists worked together to stage, edit and produce photographs of themselves wearing their masks.
Art Studio Program, Brentwood Residential Center
Teaching Artist: Lauren Levine
Special Thanks to Danielle McDonald who developed the lesson plan.
Title: Diversity of the People
Artist statement: Behind my mask I am different than most kids my age, they look at my kindness and take it as a weakness. I wish people noticed that nobody's better than anyone else. Whether you're black or white, gay or straight. In the future I hope people can see the real me.