In continuation of the conversation started with the Sika collection, the purpose of the Masks Series is to raise awareness about the impacts of gold mining on the environment and human health.
Masks was inspired by the three wise monkeys pictorial maxim and an Akan adornment formerly worn during traditional ceremonies. Akebehi Kpolo, OHIRI creative director, handcrafted 3 bold and unique bodypieces. They oppress the body in such ways that no one can properly see, speak or hear when wearing them.
Thanks to Cyrille L. Grouselle for the techniques used for the series. [ gold threads trapped in clear resin ] .
The meaning behind this technique is that sometimes people have to break down barriers if they want to see the truth.