Stemming from my interest in fashion, my body of work explores the various attachments to garments: a necessitated relationship with the human body; the mandatory presence of a wearer; the locational context in which garments are placed in; and the attachment of sentimental value. This series serves as an attempt to deconstruct and explore these inherent attachments to garments, by posing the question, “What happens to the status of a garment when these associations are manipulated, subtracted or amplified?"
These works were produced as part of my International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for Higher Level Visual Arts.
grandma's garments (2014)
Looking at garments as sites of memory and archival of personal stories, histories and experiences, this series is an attempt to reconcile the disjuncture between my understanding of these garments, and my grandmother’s recounts of them.
Venice contours (2014)
Reconfiguring Venice street style by stripping all indications of identity and location, this series explores the fashioned body and the absence of a wearer.
clothes of conduct (2013)
By removing the wearer, this series of cinemagraphs aims to place clothing in a context outside of wearability and function.
second skin (2013)
A series of three translucent textile gloves, each embroidered with anatomy designs that represent specific body systems. Second Skin looks to highlight the synthetic’s ability to compensate for what the organic lacks, as well as how it manages to disguise the areas in which the organic falls short.