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Whitney Lynn Mask Set

$ 28.00

Set of two fabric face coverings made from two layers of 100% cotton. Choose between small, medium and large size and overhead or around ear elastic straps. Printed, cut and sewn in San Francisco. 

Whitney Lynn's hand-drawn lace is inspired by the history of the ornamental fabric. Worn by all genders at its inception, throughout the centuries, lace styles evolved in response to changes in fashion, including in mourning veils for the bereaved. In a craft traditionally made by women, irregularity in the design was once considered a sign of an unskilled lacemaker, but by the Industrial Age, became an indicator that the lace was produced by a person, not a machine. Notably, Ruth Bader Ginsberg made wearing lace a radical act by unapologetically feminizing the judge's robe. Today, fashion, history and politics remain entwined, with this COVID-era face covering offering a functional artwork that acts as a form of protection. 

Artist Whitney Lynn employs a wide range of media to reframe narratives of familiar objects, images and events. Mining cultural and political histories, Lynn reflects on subjects such as collapsed boundaries, militarized landscapes, the mechanisms of illusion and deception, and the role of images in the creation of myth. Born on Williams Air Force Base, she attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, received her BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute.  Lynn is currently completing a site-specific project for the San Diego International Airport, was recently an Artist-in-Residence at the de Young Museum, San Francisco (2017), and the first National Artist-in-Residence at The Neon Museum, Las Vegas (2016). Lynn is currently showing The Siren with Catharine Clark gallery in San Francisco. 

See our other collaborations with Whitney here.

We expect current orders will ship in about 5 days from order, but it may take longer. First ordered first shipped. If you want to cancel before they ship just email us. No cancelling, refunds, returns or exchanges after shipment.  

  • Made from two layers of a tight weave 100% cotton. 
  • Size info and photos here. Masks will shrink a bit in the first wash. 
  • Please wash and dry masks before using, and wash and dry, or thoroughly steam iron them between uses. Print will fade with repeated washing. We recommend washing masks in a mesh bag as you would wash delicates, or hand wash and hang to dry to prolong the lifespan as the elastic straps can get caught in washing machines. 
  • Masks have a wire nose bridge which helps keep the top part of the mask snug to the nose. Adjust this by gently bending the wire to fit your face/nose.

The CDC has recommended wearing fabric face coverings, read their recommendations here. These masks are NOT a substitute for N95, surgical, or procedural masks and are NOT FDA approved. Not intended to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure any disease or health condition, and not intended for use by children under 12 years old. While wearing any mask, you should follow CDC guidelines of 6 feet of separation, washing hands thoroughly, and not touching your face. For personal use only and cannot be returned or exchanged.  

 

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