A mask. The face is woven from newsprint and paper reading "congratulations" over and over. The eyes are made of paper victory ribbons. The lips are bright red, and pursed.

Part of a series which makes literal the metaphor of “masking” neurodivergent traits, using five masks to explore the ways the artist compensates for her ADHD in public.
“Type A” holds herself and others to impossible standards, fueled by anxiety and perfectionism. Her eyes are quite literally on the prize, and her perfectly painted lips are pursed in disapproval. Paper-skinned, woven from newsprint and external validation, her high-pitched, intensely-projected fragility serves a dual purpose: garnering pity while simultaneously pushing others away.

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