Terri Thomas

Covid Contrast

Terri Thomas Covid Contrast

Artist Statement

My mask is called “Covid Contrast.” I used colours that contrasted with each other because that’s how this pandemic has been thus far - a contrast. Happy to be home with family but sad because of all the unknowns.

I used cotton velvet to bead on, and lined the mask with cotton calico fabric. Satin ribbon was also used around the edging as well as for ties. Miyuki seed beads in size 11 & 15 were used And other various beads for embellishment.

I am a Mohawk from the First Nations territory of Kahnawà:ke in Quebec. My style is Iroquois (Mohawk) raised beadwork.