Santa Fe Art Institute

A series of masked portraits created at a residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2018. I have witnessed how masks have been a conduit for building community, healing wounds, articulating humanity, and expressing empowerment. Making masks invites questions such as, “how do I want to be seen?” and “how does my inner self relate to the outside world?” By designing and wearing a mask, individuals can present society with an internal, alternate or imagined part of themselves. The mask creates a safe way - both expressive and anonymous - to share oneself with the world.

*all photographs taken by Chelsea Call



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