Artist Creates Unusual Self-Portraits Wearing Head Wraps Made Out of Various Materials

Brazilian artist Edu Monteiro often puts himself into his own work, using his own body as an artistic medium. For his project titled "Sensorial Self-Portraits", he constructed a series of masks that enveloped his entire head (often with organic materials) to completely alter his personal sensorial experience of the world - sight, sound, smell, touch, taste. He then photographed himself wearing the strange head wraps. When asked how it felt to be wrapped in things he feared, Monteiro said, "The worst was being buried in sand, even with a breathing tube (which you cannot see in the photograph), I felt certain that I was going to die."


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via [LensCulture]