Performance artist wears a bikini made out of surgical face masks and stands outside of Trader Joe's in LA protesting the city's COVID-19 lockdown rules - but fails to cover her mouth and nose

A performance artist has protested lockdown restrictions outside of a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles by wearing a makeshift bikini fashioned from blue surgical masks.
DaVida Sal shared the images of herself posing outside a local Trader Joe's grocery store, calling the image a performance piece named 'The New AbNormal'.
In one picture, the artist is seen wearing a surgical mask over her eyes as a statement on people 'blindly obeying' lockdown measures — and while she has a few parts of her body covered by the masks, her mouth and nose are conspicuously exposed.

DaVida wrote in an accompanying Facebook post: 'If the MASKS work, WHY the 6 feet? If the 6 feet works, WHY the Masks? If BOTH work, WHY the LOCKDOWN?'
DaVida wrote in an accompanying Facebook post: 'If the MASKS work, WHY the 6 feet? If the 6 feet works, WHY the Masks? If BOTH work, WHY the LOCKDOWN?'
DaVida appears to have brought her own groceries to the store for the stunt, as she wouldn't have been allowed inside to shop — and Trader Joe's doesn't carry Scott toilet paper.
In the images, she is seen wearing blue surgical masks over her breasts and genitals. She also has one on each ankle and each shoulder, apparently for decoration.
In some images, she wears one over her eyes as well, and she has also accessorized with hoop earrings and high heels. 
'Abnormal Becoming the New Normal. She blindly obeyed,' she wrote in a Facebook post accompanying the photos. 
'If the MASKS work, WHY the 6 feet? If the 6 feet works, WHY the Masks? If BOTH work, WHY the LOCKDOWN?
'Now more than ever we must express ourselves with the brilliance we were created to be,' she added.  
The artist is believed to subscribe to a theory that coronavirus is a hoax created to erode freedoms of people and keep them apart, reports the New York Post. 
She later tweeted: 'The World Health Organization, Bill Gates and Centers for Disease Control now recommend that people wear blindfolds so they can’t see what’s really going on. OBEY NOW!!!' 
In a later post, she wrote: 'I have turned my fears into my power, because I dared to cross the self imposed imaginary wall of fear and insecurities and I made it to the other side, realizing that the other side was brighter and filled with endless possibilities.' 
Public reaction to the stunt was largely negative, with one writing on the post: 'Being slightly inconvenienced isn't the same as systematic oppression. EVERYONE needs to stay home for the safety of the public.'  
Conspiracy theorist: The artist is believed to subscribe to a theory that coronavirus is a hoax created to erode freedoms of people and keep them apart
Conspiracy theorist: The artist is believed to subscribe to a theory that coronavirus is a hoax created to erode freedoms of people and keep them apart
Not impressed: Healthcare worker Elizabeth Lee shared a picture of herself wearing a mask at work with the caption: 'We wear this to save the lives of who claim a face mask is oppression'
Not impressed: Healthcare worker Elizabeth Lee shared a picture of herself wearing a mask at work with the caption: 'We wear this to save the lives of who claim a face mask is oppression'
A woman named Ashya Larose commented an image to the post reading: 'Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because you are not personally affected by it.'
KG Garcia wrote: 'I don’t know who needs to hear this- but automatically doing the opposite of what scientists tell you isn’t “thinking for yourself.”'
Healthcare worker Elizabeth Lee shared a picture of herself wearing a mask at work with the caption: 'We wear this to save the lives of who claim a face mask is oppression. Shut the f**** up. It isn't art, don't flatter yourself.'
The artist is also known for tackling controversial topics such as President Donald Trump, the legalization of weed, and the Syrian war.
Performance artist wears a bikini made out of surgical face masks and stands outside of Trader Joe's in LA protesting the city's COVID-19 lockdown rules - but fails to cover her mouth and nose Performance artist wears a bikini made out of surgical face masks and stands outside of Trader Joe's in LA protesting the city's COVID-19 lockdown rules - but fails to cover her mouth and nose Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:55 Rating: 5

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