Tom Murrin
Tommy Longo’s Parka with Hockey Goalie Mask in the Springtime, 1986-87
Mixed media
8 x 7 x 4
“Hockey goalie mask was shown in the exhibit with the parka because of its colorfulness. I often used it in Spring shows, and by Spring shows I mean that a lot of my shows over  the course of a year will be salutes to the current season, weather changes, etc.  A part of the show would be about the changes going on and then I would talk about how I was changed too.  The more colorful masks would to fit in to that kind of theme, e.g. the buds popping, the flowers blooming, etc.”