Monday, March 23, 2009

Bruce Museum Outdoor Crafts Festival 2009

On the weekend of May 16th and 17th I will be participating in an outdoor showing on the beautiful grounds of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT. During the afternoon there will be musical performances and children's activities offered. Come and enjoy the day, see my new work and bring a picnic or purchase lunch at the festival. For more information please visit their website at

Friday, March 20, 2009

We All Wear Masks

I have always loved to watch people. I notice those around me; I read their faces and watch their body language as if for clues. I see the masks we wear every day. If I can see the mask, then perhaps I can see what’s underneath it. I learn so much from watching people put on one of my masks. Although for some, the experience is threatening, for others it holds a deep, mysterious attraction. I like to witness them experience a juicy chance to pretend that anything that goes on inside can be truly hidden. It’s odd to me how ironic the mask is­­­­—revealing and concealing are no more than two sides of the same coin. My face is a mask; the mask, an instrument of revelation. It’s difficult to tell the two apart. Nearly two decades have passed since I created my first leather mask. My ability to explain this act to myself has deepened over time. For now, the Why? question seems to have transformed itself into a statement: We all wear masks! We can’t help it. Without them, we would cease to be what we are—human. And so, when the mask calls, we answer. And before we know it, we realize that how we answer is yet another mask, and so on and on…

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