For Irish artist Threadstories, the way we portray ourselves on the internet is like wearing a mask, concealing our true identity.
“The masks deny the viewer the full story of who the sitter is, echoing the curated or false personas we portray and view online daily,” Threadstories told Colossal. “The masks are mutations of our private and public selves.”
The visual artist created wearable textile masks to illustrate how we present ourselves online. Each piece starts with a crocheted baklava which Threadstories uses as a base to connect each segment of materials. Her works are made with traditional techniques and inspired by Francis Bacon’s distorted figural paintings to the art of basketweaving.