I’ve Made A Mask For Every Day Of The Lockdown, Here Are My 48 Latest Pieces
After the first corona mask project in spring, I didn't want to design any new masks. But the second lockdown in Austria, the experiences in my own environment with the coronavirus, and the events of the first days of November prompted and motivated me to continue the mask series.
In spring, it was the motivation to keep my surroundings happy; since this lockdown, the primary goal has been to motivate people to wear the mask, not by warning, but with humor and charm.
The motifs often use current global events, political decisions, or simply my experiences as an artist. The templates are often film characters, pop art motifs, and heroic figures that I embed in these days' current events. Each mask is unique, and behind each, there is a message. They are not supposed to warn; they are supposed to entertain, but above all, to motivate. And not only to take the mask requirement seriously, but with humor, but also to critically question the world and current developments and decisions.
How long the mask project will continue is unclear; the last mask will probably be designed at the end of the current lockdown on February 7th. As of today, a total of 150 masks have been created, and hopefully, not many more will follow.