Faculty of Art
My thesis, Moulting, is a series of latex body masks and photographs of me—the artist—wearing them.Moulting is a visual and physical embodiment of the intangible ephemeral experience of masking. Masking oneself to survive and thrive as a learned behavior. I am using the framework of the action of masking, not just ones’ behavior, but expanding that action to encompass trauma, gender, disability, and sexuality. Conversely, I’m working within the context of masks as an omnipresent component of day to day life during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Using latex and body casting to form second skin shells, I have created moults of lived experience. Drawing on memory, this work becomes an allegory situated during the Covid-19 pandemic of a broader...” [More]