LOUISE MCCAGG

ARTIST STATEMENT
As an artist of a generation that saw feminist art proliferate, my work is classical in method and contemporary in its political and social inquiry. 

I exhibit my work as freestanding sculptures, friezes, books, and as masks created for theatrical performances. I have cast the faces of hundreds of individuals from different parts of the world. Using a unique process I shrink the life masks. As my signature heads decrease in size, their connection to the original fades – they are not portraits – yet they could not exist without the original life mask. My work thus maintains the unique qualities and emotional depth of the individual, while showing the commonality among diverse cultures.

www.louisemccagg.com

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