A mask which, once put on, makes its owner though­tless, insensitive and stupid, which puts all grave matters aside and allows for an escape from one’s beliefs, expec­tations or ideas. It is used to act without a plan, to rush headlong, without scruples or fear. Idiot’s Mask is worn in moments of tired­ness or resignation, to drown out regret or a sense of failure, in situations which yield no solution or answer.


Michał Budny
Idiot’s Mask

2008, paper, cardboard, acrylic paint 22 x 33 x 40,5 cm pedestal 70 x 42 x 33 cm