I was invited to take part in this mask art project which was to demonstrate creativity during lockdown and to show that masks can be beautiful while giving us protection during the pandemic. The masks all offer an idea of hope and beauty and are really worth taking a look at as they are very diverse. My own mask shows Poppies.
I'm including the link to the UNESCO website in my LINKS section, showing all the wonderful work on masks by 250 artists from 120 countries but here is a short piece from the website:
UNESCO Beirut Office partnered with MEADOWS (Mediterranean Endeavors Advancing Development Of Widespread Sustainability) NGO to reach out to artists worldwide and invite them to take the challenge to use visual arts as a powerful tool effecting relevant global issues through the intercultural dialogue. The concept created by Lena Kelekian, MEADOWS’ President and Founder, led to initiating the MASK ART creativity under lockdown with the patronage of UNESCO Beirut Office, under the topic of “UNESCO and MEADOWS artists against COVID-19”.