Breathing in Art – Misa Gott

Breathing In Art is a new series by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art to support and promote mask wearing whilst celebrating and featuring selected artists. Whilst we’re amid a global pandemic and wearing masks to protect ourselves and others is part of everyday life, we’re inviting artists to design a range of masks that will be available to the public.

The next in this series comes from artist Misa Gott. Misa is a Japanese artist based in south London whose practice centers on ecology and nature, especially questioning how humans have became detached from the natural world. 

Misa Gott

The face mask features a detail from a collage of hand made monotype prints, made just after the first lockdown. When I made this collage, I observed the reciprocity and repetitions in nature and how it seems to “pause” between seasons. If I am asked to think of anything positive to signify this pandemic, I would choose the value of pausing/slowing down our daily routine. The pause has given us an opportunity to appreciate what we have and consider some changes for better.

Misa Gott

To order this mask design for just £20 including P&P click on the product image below to order from our online store.

We are working with a sustainable supplier who make everything in the UK through ethical employment practices, with eco-friendly inks, FSC certified materials and water-free manufacturing. The masks are made to order, and any fabric waste is given free to creatives to repurpose instead of sending to landfill.

Look out for more Breathing in Art designs in the coming weeks.