It was an honor to collaborate with Master painter McKenzie
West for this Artist portrait.
The backstory on the concept was derived from the resistance
to wear masks. After hearing about a devout gentlemen whose impression that
wearing a mask is against God‘s will. I was jarred. With knowledge of this viewpoint,
the concept was born.
The process started with a base image by which McKenzie
would complete the realistic oil painted mask. When dry, with the same lighting,
the final portrait was photographed with McKenzie wearing the mask.