The setting: a final masked bonfire/dance party at Vermont Studio Center.
The idea: it's me in 50 years.
I decided that by then, I will probably have grey or white hair and therefore will be easily able to dye it pink (or to add pink extensions!) And why stop there? I think a beehive will be just the thing to express my love of life and all things pink. Also, I've heard it's really easy to keep things in a beehive such as pencils, rainbows and snacks for later (in their packaging, of course!)
Masks are a really cool project as they have sort of a magic to them. They can bring out characteristics in the wearer and the maker that might otherwise remain hidden. Masking is a huge part of Voodoo traditions and is really interesting to me. When I wore this mask I was trying to decide what characteristics it brought out in me but couldn't decide. Perhaps I was more enthusiastic... is that possible?
The artists in the picture with me are (from left to right):
and Michelle Carter
Here's Michelle's AMAZING mask she made out of found materials that included a Tampax box, some tape spools and something else equally cool. I think she belongs in the movie City of Lost Children whenever I see this photo.
On a final note, I wonder how many Michael Jacksons we will see this weekend?