As the performer moves, the sculpture shifts, revealing parts of the body in a deliberate dance of concealment and display. They're intentionally designed to make us think about the space between being seen and hiding away, challenging how we perceive personal boundaries. Each reveal is a statement, a moment of shared vulnerability that questions where we draw the line on public and private selves. It's an exploration of what it means to be human and seen, pushing the wearer and the audience to consider the beauty and complexity of being truly visible.
This sculpture-cum-garment is designed to catch the light and your gaze, reflecting it back to you as the performer moves. As they reveal and conceal their body with every motion, you'll catch glimpses of yourself on the surface of their attire. It's a deliberate dance of visibility, drawing you into a shared experience of vulnerability and reflection. So as you watch, consider what it means to see and be seen, and how your own image becomes a part of the art in this moment."
I crafted a ball gown out of my own prints, carefully sewing each piece into a symbol of elegance. As the evening wore on, the gown began to transform in a way I hadn't anticipated. The paper, delicate and temporal like much in this world, started to give way. It wasn't a deliberate act of destruction; rather, it decomposed naturally, slowly losing its form and structure. By the end of the night, the gown was unwearable, having gracefully succumbed to its own fragility. It became a living testament to the nature of beauty, art, and existence itself, gradually returning to the earth even as it adorned the body.