MULTIPHRENIC MASKS (2014)
This series of masks was CAD-modeled (using 3D facial scans) and 3D printed.
Multiphrenic masks are meant to be worn one over the other. From different angles, they read as different composite emotions, exploring the idea of multiphrenia. Multiphrenia is a concept advanced by Kenneth Gergen to describe the plurality of identity—sometimes consonant and sometimes dissonant—that occurs in modern society, given the proliferation of social roles we are increasingly required to fill. To evoke this notion of superimposed, conflicting identities, each mask layer possesses its own expressive asymmetries and each is strongly and distinctly stylized from the other.