Small Mask #1
An original ceramic mask with cut-out eyes and painted smile.
DIMENSIONS: 2.5” x 3”, approximately
NOTE: All pieces are currently in our gallery show Masks, up now through November 11th. All pieces will ship after that date. If you have any questions, please email customer service [at] raredevice.net
Growing up as a biracial girl to an immigrant mother from the Philippines and a white American father, I struggled to find a sense of cultural belonging. In my younger years, I shamefully tried to escape my Filipino traits and traditions to better fit into the white world around me. No matter how much I tried to conform though, I couldn’t ever truly hide my otherness.
These works are symbolic of the facades I created trying to convince the majority (and myself) that I wasn’t different and the strength I’ve been able to harness while learning to embrace my whole self.