Arden Ellis Surdam is a student of the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. My work is deeply informed by the intersection of gender and camouflage. I disguise the human form in an attempt to bring awareness to the anonymity of the self. By obscuring the face of my subjects, I aim to intrigue and frustrate the viewer, in order to draw a correlation between the history of masking, marginalization, and assimilation.
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