Masks in Italy, masks in New York – it took a long time for masks to come to Tennessee. And as soon as they arrived, they became a problem.Instead of a sign of unity, care, compassion, Christian concern for the neighbor, the mask became a sign of division. In an area that depends on science and the federal government, an area plastered with rules, regulations, fences and boundaries, no mask mandate was ever issued. By refusing the mask you pledged fealty to the leader, you continued the fight for the lost cause of proving the “hoax” of the “China virus” – and many did and many died. This started my collection of found and placed masks, contemplating the twists and turns of the human mind. The feeling of alienation will be hard to overcome.