Early last year, I became obsessed with a strange object: the Miseyo Identity Theft Protection Roller. A self-inking roller stamp that printed scrambled text-like shapes, it is intended to obscure personal information like account numbers on mail. This motif and its implications have invaded my art practice, along with security envelope patterns, and other patterns and scrambled letters meant to anonymize or erase ourselves in the name of perceived safety.

The Anonymizer Mask features the Miseyo Identity Theft Protection Roller motif, cast and stacked into a medieval sort of mask, complete with leather strap and buckle. To create the letters, I utilized an ancient casting technique, carving into cuttlefish bones and pouring molten solder into them. Cuttlefish bone naturally features a pattern extremely similar to security envelope patterns, and this pattern leaves its delicate impression on the castings themselves.