First I build dresses on people using clear zippy wrap as a release agent and packing tape for adhesive and rigidity. I cut the dresses up the back with scissors, then retape them closed.





Then I install them on site. Their transparency makes them a way of looking through them at the world and considering what it is to wear this world. They invite the viewer to consider how it would feel next to his or her skin.

They've been compared to snowflakes, since each is built on an individual person, and to soap bubbles, as the installation is temporary. They're also like the shed skins of snakes. It makes some people think of people who have passed away. They can be seen as the memory of the space a person took up in space, which they're not taking up just now, at least not in that place. A kind of transcendence of the mundane packing materials they're made of. They also call to mind to me questions of packaging and femininity. I'm still figuring out what they're about and would appreciate your ideas.



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