We all wore masks in 2020, but this print is based on a drawing I did in 2016.
Francis Wolf released his album The Surrogate Friend that year. This drawing adorns the CD.
Two years before that, I ran a mask-making workshop for 200 students at Balai Seni Negara.
In 2009, I watched Marion D’ Cruz’s solo lecture performance Gostan Forward, directed by Mark Teh for Five Arts Centre. It ends with her sitting on a desk, putting on a mask and performing Tarian Terinai. This image has stayed with me, fresh and alive, through the following decade.