Masked Truths 2020
Stitched by: Fiona Ryan
Pattern designed by: Fiona Ryan
During our lockdown in South Australia I had an asylum seeker staying with me who made almost 200 cloth masks. I kept ten of his masks and decided to use some to do a piece about Covid 19.
As I began the murder of George Floyd in the US occurred and large protests began. I watched and listened to what black people were saying in the US and to what Indigenous people were saying in Australia.
I wanted to support them and I wanted to challenge the position of ‘white’ people including myself.