The following “mask” pieces are apart of a Social Practice project by Tabitha Gallagher, Anthony Hicks, Kathryn Cahill, and Gianna Rossi. The project was done in response to the recent Coronavirus pandemic. The project includes four “face mask” sculptures as well as responses from the artists' communities.
The sculptures are meant to represent the face masks that are now required to be worn by the public. These pieces are made from unconventional materials such as clay, canvas, fabric, and twigs (materials the artists had on hand in their quarantine locations).
The artists were able to include their audience in this project by surveying them through social media platforms. The artists asked their community about how they are handling the current pandemic as well as what they are planning to do after it is over. By taking on this project, we are able to learn about what our community is dealing with as a whole.
Questions responded to by the public are as follows:
What do you miss most about “normal” life?
What’s the first thing you are going to do when this is over?
What’s a hardship that you are suffering through because of the virus?