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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Face-Masks Should NOT Be Hammocks! Tuesday's Truths WK 181

WOMAN WEARING MY KALEIDOSCOPIC MASK 
WOMAN WEARING MY DRAGONFLY-THEMED MASK
FEATURED IN SUNDAY's BLOG POST 

This past Friday night (5-22-2020), I received an email from PG (her pictures can be seen in the pictures atop this entry). In her correspondence, she included the aforementioned photos of herself "modeling" three styles of face-masks which are available via Fine Art America.

I initially  designed them in response to the need to wear them during the coronavirus pandemic coupled with the need to not look so frightening when complying with the request to wear them.

On another note, PG also included images of her husband wearing my other masks from my collection. They can be seen directly below.

FEATURED IN SUNDAY's BLOG POST 
MAN WEARS MY MASK FEATURING A B&W PHOTO



As I state in my press release re these masks, "With so many people wearing face masks, I started to think what it must be like for babies, toddlers, and older children — or residents of assisted living and nursing home facilities cut off from visits by family and friends — to be looking into the faces of adults wearing a “surgical” mask. How frightening and confusing that must be for them!

So when Fine Art America (FAA) recently informed me that it had added the ability to imprint my images on cloth face masks designed for everyday use when out in public through its sister site, pixels.com, I was thrilled at the prospect of joining with fellow FAA artists by selecting four of my images to be used with face masks."

Each mask, made from 100% polyester, is one–size–fits–all using two woven, elastic loops to secure it around the ears.

Wearing a mask is truly a sign of appreciation for our healthcare professionals, first responders and essential workers for most everyone knows, it has recently been noted that the importance of wearing a face-mask cannot be stressed enough as a means a to prevent one person from inadvertently spreading the coronavirus to another.

Additionally it has been made clear that wearing a mask is the least a person can do to show their appreciation for health care professionals, first responders and essential workers; as well as their famlies.

As for my collection of masks, it is great that they are washable and not single-use masks, which are sold over the counter and often discarded on the streets as litter, making them a hazard for our endangered environment as evidenced in the in the not-so-funny cartoon below.


It's sad that someone would be so reverent in wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (and to show their appreciation for health care professionals, first responders and essential workers; as well as their families) but then toss it out as litter, which defeats any purpose — even if vermin can use discarded masks for a hammock.

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