Something About a Face
cast glass, low-fire soft brick
9×4.5×2.5 in / 23×11.5×6.5 cm
This architectural tile is loosely referencing the figure and explores the dichotomy between the interior and exterior in terms of societal expectations. Grievers are expected to have a mask of happiness even while navigating dark spaces. People want me to be okay even though I’m not. While I know it comes from a place of love, it isn’t about what anyone wants. I certainly don’t want to be in this space. I did not choose to be in a space of grieving, and I won’t choose to hide behind a mask. It’s okay that I’m not okay.