Freyja Sewell designed a series of decorative face masks with ordinary objects to “say a visual thank you” to frontline workers. The artful face mask series includes designs that are made with odds and ends like yogurt pots, felt and pool table triangles—notably, all of the recycled, reclaimed or biodegradable materials were sourced from in Sewell’s own home during lockdown.
In the series, each of the eight masks represents a different group of essential workers. There’s a green mask that pays tribute to those who handle food and necessary goods, as well as a bright yellow mask for those working in education and childcare. Each mask boasts not only a different color and material composition but also a shape that draws from revered symbols and imagery.
Image Credit: Freyja Sewell