My response to this time in which we are living.
I’m making a series of ‘art masks’
along side daily making of functional masks for humanity
during the time of love in covid.
The ‘art-masks’ are ethereal, impractical, and idealistic.
Quixotic in nature.
The materials I’m using are things I have around.
Prints, paintings, drawings I’ve done.
Fabric, ribbon, beads, buttons, thread I’ve collected.
There is a story in each.
I’m posting like a blog.
The most recent one is the first you will see.
Every day I don’t think I have more creative juice.
And then I do.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask XVIII
© Cheryl Ramette, June 24, 2020
plastic two tone woven netting
Quixotic Quarantine Mask XVII
© Cheryl Ramette, May 13, 2020
natural indigo dye, 4 dips
coincidental raccoon eyes
Quixotic Quarantine Mask XVI
© Cheryl Ramette, May 13, 2020
more vintage silk from kimono
finally finding its way into view
Quixotic Quarantine Mask XV
© Cheryl Ramette, May 10, 2020
fringing takes hours and threads
nest of threads and hours
Quixotic Quarantine Mask XIIII
©Cheryl Ramette, April 29, 2020
hand water-marked, fringed, sewn
welcome, little darling, for all the people who are having babies right now
Quixotic Quarantine Mask XIII
© Cheryl Ramette, May 27, 2020
vintage silk kimono fabric
appliquéd gold netting and silk pear
Started as a pillow cover ages ago.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask XII
© Cheryl Ramette, April 27, 2020
Paper, paint, ink, pencil
Thread, pearlized beads
Flower Mandalas on Phuket, where the ladies of the morning gather and create magic.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask XI
© Cheryl Ramette, April 24, 2020
organic cotton bandana
hand tied and plant dyed with logwood
grosgrain velvet infused ribbon
You never know who you will friend up with in a natural dye class.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask X
© Cheryl Ramette, April 23, 2020
Ink on paper
Decades of sunrises in one place.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask IX
© Cheryl Ramette, April 22, 2020
linoleum print on packaging paper
vintage buttons, beads
What do you do with all the art you make?
day seven, and eight
Quixotic Quarantine Mask VIII
© Cheryl Ramette, April 20, 2020
ink on vellum
golden cotton thread ties
I call it Rapunzel.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask
© Cheryl Ramette, April 19, 2020
peacock feathers painstakingly woven into …
velvet lazer cut ribbon
Whew. Going back to the simpler approach tomorrow.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask V
© Cheryl Ramette, April 17, 2020
wood block print
hand rubbed onto rice paper
crepe paper ties
Wood block. Where I began.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask IV
© Cheryl Ramette, April 16, 2020
hand fringed cotton
humanity turning upside down ribbon
lazer cut velvet ribbon ear straps
hand stitched iridescent beadwork
I’ve had this human figure piece of ribbon for a long long time and figured its time had come.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask III
© Cheryl Ramette, April 15, 2020
Mixed media on paper
linoleum block print
organic linen boule
aluminum nose piece
I’ve had this linen boule for ages and didn’t know how to use it.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask II
© Cheryl Ramette, April 14, 2020
Plant dyed and impressed cotton
Hand stitched center
Handmade bias ties
Eva. My art card friend. This is for you.
Quixotic Quarantine Mask I
© Cheryl Ramette, April 13, 2020
Natural plant dyed & plant impressed organic linen
Hand frayed edges
Hand sewn pleats with copper thread, pearlized beads
Gold painted crepe paper ties
Hand sewing. Always and forever.