Originally cast in plaster, this death mask of my late grandfather was created in 1933 when he was twenty years of age. The mask was made while he attended Carnegie Technical Institute, now the College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, PA. The mask remained in its original plaster state for the last eighty years until the spring of 2013.
The significance and reason for casting four copies of the face is to note my families four generations in the steel mill industry, with my grandfather being the fourth and final generation. Pop Art overtones reference Warhol and Johns use of multiple faces and the varying treatments to the subject.