Masks, by Helen Andersen. 1988. Airbrushed gouache on paper, Image approx 18″ x 24″
Although I am about as far from a hockey fan as you can get, why not acknowledge the fact that the national game is back on the box. How else would I do that?
Here, Helen was playing off the hockey mask against West Coast aboriginal masks. It’s a fairly big painting and rather jarring until you’ve lived with it a while. It’s getting a place of honour in my home studio as soon as it’s matted and framed.