Thecreation of this series of illustrations was sparked by Native American masksand designs. I find their depictions of animals really interesting and how insome instances certain tribes believe in absorbing the “power” and spirit ofthe animal. Therefore, I set out to explore this idea of the mask and what itimplies as both a physical and spiritual object. People wear masks. Are thepeople we meet really showing who they are? Are we ourselves wearing a mask? Todevelop this concept I decided to depict the model’s actual face as a mask. Sothe mask becomes an absent yet perceivable object. An object that is beautifuland deceitful.