Faith Ringgold created The Men: Mask Face Quilt #2 in 1986. It is 62" x 70" and is made of cotton, acrylic on canvas and sequins. It is the Collection of the International Quilt Study Center. Faith is known for her story quilts. In this example, she fills the spaces with half-torsos and faces that seem to go with the torsos.
The Twentieth Century's Best American Quilts asks the question, "Are we sure they go together as Faith has placed them? Masks, after all, conjure stereotypes; but they also hide the person underneath. Faith's painted faces are individuals, each with his own features and dress. By presenting 15 faces, which at first seem so similar because of their placement in the overall pattern of the quilt, as individuals, she forces us to look beyond stereotypes."
Mask1 - 100 pieces non-rotating
Mask2 - 80 pieces rotating