War Gamer Face Mask
Where is the Div-e-Sepid lurking ? The pale white skinned chieftain of the demons or Divs in farsi from the long epic Iranian poem and folklore written by Ferdowsi is in hiding waiting to strike.It is believed that the div-e-sepid was a symbol for all the western and northern invaders who come to pillage Iran ...hiding in our dreams like a nightmare Army Dreamer within the cloudscapes of our antiquities and our moral tales. But nothing is purely one way so we must ask ourselves who is the actual War Gamer?The orientalist clouds of Hushidar Mortezaie's original textile print become a raver gamer's camouflage for our digital realities with a where's waldo treatment to humanize the lone beast with silliness and question ourselves to always be fair.
original surface illustration by Hushidar Mortezaie.