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Charlotte Janowski is a writer and artist. She designs bespoke works of art, installation, and curates performances based in the art of story-telling. She is known for creating otherworldly masked pieces. Conceptually she focuses on writing about the intersection between comparative mythology, new paradigm story-telling, and the psychology of identity.

She explores the use of the mask as a tool for shape-shifting facets of the psyche and the ability to create cognitive dissonance with sculpted forms. The mask acts like the Rorschach test; a mirror for the subconscious to project fears and desires upon it. The mask allows opportunity for new narratives at any moment to be birthed. Mask-ritual releases us from the personal and awakens us to shadow work. The mask itself is a void. It can be a bridge, a vessel, a tool, a mirror; or even a portal for transformations within the psychic space. The mask is psychopomp, the guide and guru that we follow to encounter the archetype of the Healer within the self.