Tom Murrin
Mr. Romance, 1987-88
Mixed media
13 x 12 x 1/2 in.
“I have worn this mask in many shows in NYC.  Lots of Dixon Place shows over the years.  For some reason the color of shiny purple means romance to me.  So, whenever I am talking about someone in a romantic mood, I can put this mask on and I will know the feeling.  Invariably, people laugh at the mask and me calling it Mr. Romance.  It always gets a chuckle.”