Courage Unmasked 2

I am very happy to be a contributing artist in the second Courage Unmasked auction – a fundraiser for head and neck cancer patients – to be held on September 12, 2012, at the Katzen Arts Center at American University.  The show will be up in the Center’s front rotunda for a few weeks before the auction.  This year’s masks are lovely – a wide range of techniques, materials, and sentiments.  You will be able to see them on the non-profit’s website at starting in late July.  If you are in the Washington area, please consider coming to the auction and bidding on a mask or two.  It’s a great cause and will be a fabulous event.  More details to come closer to the date.

The mask I made this time is a half model of the structure of the HPV virus (one of the viruses linked to throat cancer, among other things) over a silver radiation mask.  I think the mask, when silver, is reminiscent of the robot from the 1920s movie Metropolis – both beautiful and terrifying – as is the virus – a gorgeous mathematical structure that can cause so much pain and suffering.

Here is an image:

Beauty and the Beast