The masks I make are theatrical tools, intended to assist the wearer in accessing different states and levels of play within the work. The forms and principles employed stem from many diverse cultures ~ the most ancient being about 26,000 years old.
When left hanging, the strongest masks seem incomplete ~ as though they are carefully bound books which open on blank pages; able only to suggest through their form what the content might become. In this way, the true art of mask lies neither in the mask, nor in the wearer. Rather it occurs in the reaction of each to the other ~ it rests in the shadowed spaces between the face & mask