Magnhild Kennedy, the Norwegian artist also known as Damselfrau, crafts intricate masks that mix fine art and fashion. She makes these pieces with both textiles and found objects. In a statement, the artist offers her own explanation of this approach:
“I work with masks as autonomous works of art as well as action-objects,” Kennedy says. “For me the mask is a place where different elements come together as situation. The work is about this place-situation, more so than the mask as a theme or category of form. The mask is a place. I am led by the phantasms appearing in the process of the making and the materials themselves. These guide my decisions and inform the objects I make.”
See more of the artist’s work below.