Jeanne’ McCartin

Jeanne’ McCartin is a sculptor and mask maker she uses mache, encaustic, acrylic to create one-of-a-kind masks.

My work is reflective of my interest in humans: the paths we take, the faces we wear, and the connection between the two. But, it is created out of a need to communicate.

Many of my pieces are social and political commentary. Creating them is a way to focus on and explore my own thoughts. For the sake of sanity, I balance those with works made for pure pleasure and the beauty of the piece. I am also just enamored of the physical process, the challenge, and the exploration.

Jeanne McCartin has been a sculptor for over two decades. Her work combines sculpture and mixed media with her interest in social/political issues, symbols, metaphysics, and the dramatic. She studied at Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA, and Sanctuary Arts, Eliot ME.

All are created from one-of-a-kind plasticine (clay) sculpture or are made in limited numbers from a mold created from an original sculpture, as part of a series’ statement.