Caroline Fong – Shield

Artist: Caroline Fong
Title: Shield
Media: Clay
Grade: 12th grade
School: Bentley Upper School
Teacher: Michelle Cho

During the pandemic, we have all been thinking about masks a lot; however, I found inspiration for my piece in a different type of mask. It is inspired by the version of myself that is hidden from others in order to protect myself. In this way, I began to think of this mask as a type of armor or shield. When creating the mask, I modeled the mask after my own face. In the final product, I hope to add a red velvet ribbon on the sides of the mask. I felt that it would be reminiscent of a theatrical mask. In addition, I want to glaze the mask with colors and tones similar to my own.