The face is the primary form of nonverbal expression, and we are used to looking at other people's faces for information. Face masks have made this process a challenge.
In this project, I experimented with the form to create a mask that could enable others to see as much of the face as possible, also redirecting others' attention to visible parts of the face.
When designing the face masks, other priorities were: making a mask that stays in place as one speaks and creating enough volume to provide space around the lips to talk comfortably.
The mask would be sawn together, yet I added a slight embroidered gather next to the nose, which improves the mask's fit and is a decorative element.
Through the project, I also got to experiment and reflect on the feasibility of repurposing textile materials.