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Masks of Common Use
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Masks of Common Use
One of the characteristics of my work is the creation of imaginary universes based on real life. In this project, each universe lives inside a mask, they have faces, identities and are inspired by social behaviors within the world we live in. Due to safety measures, masks have acquired new meanings in recent years. The idea of communication and cultural representation went to the background and the immediate thought about the element is directed to separation and protection. 

Within this context came my need to talk about what is common and what can unite us. The title of the project contrasts with the 'individual' or 'single-use' masks that have already become an essential element of everyday life in many countries.
The hardness and weight of the ceramics clearly indicate that none of these masks were made to use as a personal accessory. But even though they are ornamental pieces, there is a search for interaction with the viewer, an intention to discuss the proposed concepts. They are masks to occupy spaces and to be used internally, in the form of thoughts.

All the chosen themes share a demand for frequent, almost daily renewal of their values.
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Conspiracy of Seeds
Glazed stoneware, metal, plant
57 x 30 x 36cm
2021
The introduction to the project. This work represents adaptation, renewal and expansion. On how to break down barriers to sow new ideas. It also serves to indicate the internalization process of the concepts suggested by the 4 masks to follow.
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Reflection
Glazed stoneware and candles
33 x 33 x 14 cm
2021
1. Reflection.
- Action and effect of reflecting.
- Thinking carefully and determinedly about something.
- Effect of a smooth and shiny surface, such as water, a mirror, etc.To form the image of something or someone.
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Resilience
Glazed stoneware and gold leaf
33 x 33 x 14 cm
2021
2. Resilience.
- The ability of a living being to adapt to a disturbing agent or an adverse situation
- Capacity of a material, mechanism or system to recover its initial state when the disturbance to which it had been subjected has ceased.
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Empathy
Glazed stoneware 
29,5 x 34,5 x 11 cm
2021
Empathy.
- Feeling of identification with something or someone.
- The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
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Care / Growth 
Glazed stoneware, earth, small plants
42 x 33 x 13,5 cm
4. Care / Growth
- The process of protecting someone or something and providing what that person or thing needs.

- The process of developing or of increasing in size or importance.
- Put the necessary means to maintain and strengthen knowledge, treatment or friendship
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Masks of Common Use

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