Heads - Dianne Heesom-Green

Sculpture

Description

In this series of 20cm high sculptures, I explore the duality of masking.

 

Each morning we put on a face that fits the function of the day.  It could be a favorite hat to go fishing. It could be helmet for a fireman or a cap for a nurse.

 

We define our persona visually in society to help others identify our intentions, hoping that those we encounter will read us in a certain way.

Yet these visual identities also function as masks. Who is the real person behind the helmet?

 

In society today what is reprehensible in one case, is honorable in another. A soldier may kill, although murder is punishable.  The uniform signals the difference.

 

So, be it make-up or a mask, what are you concealing and what are you revealing?