Reminiscent of death masks, the cast bronze works "Brothers: Masks I and Mask II" are both based on a face-impression by the artist, and further, the conversation of passing.
Incorporating pieces commissioned from Maine-based craftsmen, and using Roma Plastilina - an oil-based clay that helps retain the creases of Charles' skin and fingerprints through the casting process - Charles created a face print of himself. He worked with Green Foundry in Eliot, Maine. The foundry maintains environmentally conscious practices, including a boil-out method of wax removal and the constant reclamation of mold materials.
Charles is a direct descendent of the Penobscot Nation and is also of (colonial) British ancestry. His grandfather was a mapmaker and his father was the Penobscot tribal surveyor. From this lineage, Charles’ narrative, which includes generational fracture and psycho-geography, is one of place and remembrance.
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