archival inkjet print
The portraits tie into a collage based work called “Concentrates”, a visualization of emotional messages hidden in acronyms, made in 2017. The idea here is to express chore human emotions through the eyes only, the gateway to the soul, as people say. Being masked is something we might have to do more frequently, if not permanently, in the public space due to the changing environment. Wearing a mask, we face limitations in communication. As means to connect, an eye to eye encounter can break barriers between humans, despite the “invisibility” and “muteness” created through wearing masks.