I thought I would share a few secrets from the story behind my mask and entice a few locals to come hear some of my stories at my Artist Lecture, May 2, 2018, at the Museum of Art Fort Collins.
Any guess on whose face this is?
Yup— you guessed it - me at 18.
After graduating high school I studied art in Florence, Italy instead of making the big commitment to go a “real college”.
I had the good fortune to make a plaster mask of my face in my sculpture class. Knowing I would be 18 only once I jumped at the chance to be immortal.
Although super scary and claustrophobic I have never regretted this opportunity.
Carrying a mask of yourself around for 40 years across the states and aboard does get a bit tiresome-
In one of my fits of cleaning and organizing it safely landed in my box of porcupine quills instead of Goodwill.
This was my first inspiration for my mask. However, I soon realized I didn’t want to give up my quills.
The porcupine quills are still a strong element in my final piece- I just didn’t use the whole porcupine.
Please join me to hear more stories behind the elements of my mask.
May 2, 2018 6pm-7pm