Masks (2000)

These are masks of my face, which were made from a plaster mould. I used this plaster mould to create a slip cast mould so that I could make multiples of my own face. I made a small production line of masks of my face and painted each surface in a simplified uniform Chinese opera mask design. In this work, I wanted to explore how individual identity has shifted in a globalising society and how I have felt a loss of individual identity. At times I have felt anonymous as a result of being stereotyped based on my racial appearance.