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Face mask project promotes state, local safety directives

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer

(Nov. 5, 2020) Rachel Eure, a recent graduate from Salisbury University, created a giant face mask for her senior year sculpture project in response to the prompt “NOW.”

Rachel Eure, a Salisbury University alumna and Berlin resident, showcases her giant mask project that emphasizes the importance of following state and local guidelines about face coverings.

Originally, she planned to do a piece based on museums stealing artifacts. With closures during the novel coronavirus pandemic, she changed her subject to be about the national controversy over face coverings.

“The point is to show how big of a deal it is,” Eure said.

She added that the seven-foot tall mask is “meant to be in your face.”

The 22-year-old Berlin resident, who majored in painting, made the mask from fabric and scraps of wood from her grandparents’ farm.

Eure said the cost was roughly $30.

Since Eure completed the project, she has taken it to the Fulton School of Liberal Arts and Holloway Hall at Salisbury University, Snow Hill Elementary School, Snow Hill High School, the Worcester County Court House in Snow Hill, the Worcester County Board of Education office in Newark and the Ocean City Boardwalk.

She hopes to take it to the Maryland State House in Annapolis in the future.

For more information, visit Eure’s Instagram at eure.artwork or contact her at