Fantasy Masks – Paintings, Collages and Mixed Media

This group of paintings, collages and mixed media are experimental, non-traditional works of art. Rather than designing masks for faces or to be used in paintings, I wanted to experiment with different mediums and forms– handmade paper, acrylic paint on canvas, collage, — to express how an image or feeling can be deliberately disguised, embellished, and/or distorted. This transformation, I believe, allows the viewer to connect with the work in a more personal way. Some, for example, might be reminded of an emotionally charged experience; others of a memorable encounter, place, event, or situation. What I’m hoping is that each individual viewer will find a different way to enter the work.