Social Distance Masks by MJ
How do I stay engaged as an artist? I make stuff. I have to make stuff with my hands. I have to continue nurturing ideas and then I have to create them with my hands.
Years ago, I moved to Los Angeles and found myself idle as I navigated new territory…slower pace…disengaged from a support system…miles away from my natural NYC habitat. I felt Quarantined.
One disenfranchised day I found a discarded potted palm tree in the alley. I dragged it to my tiny yard, dug a hole, and planted it. I gathered rocks and pieces of broken bricks and created an island around it. I would add additional plants to the island and soon I had landscaped the entire yard. One small detail at a time…during a time in my life when time seemed endless.
Time seems endless now and the circumstances of this PAUSE reaches far beyond my island…it reaches farther than I had ever thought possible in my lifetime. I struggle with all the emotions this epidemic has unearthed in myself…in all of us.
Ironically, I am on an island, the island of Manhattan. And I want to landscape this island with love, so I am making stuff. I am making Masks, with my hands.
– Mary Jo Mecca
Every mask is double layered with 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Adjustable elastic bands allow for individual fit preference.
Fabrics are donated so change often due to availability. Wash and hang dry to preserve the life of the elastic.
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