I began making masks after seeing David Lynch’s ‘The Elephant Man’. After seeing it my mother saw this film while having me, and freaked out in case she had an ‘Elephant Man baby’.
At the time I was looking at Rembrandt’s self-
I have made masks ever since. They have moved away from the original set entitled ‘The Life and Times of John Merrick’ (He’s known as ‘John’ in Lynch’s film). To incorporate colours, patterns and styles inspired by artefacts from all over the world, and are know known as ‘The Masks of The Rhondda’.