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My work is based on overlapping the boundaries that exist between art, fashion, architecture and fabric, to form a bonding dialog between the disciplines. My process uses techniques and materials borrowed from garment making and fashion design processes and applies them to creating forms that evoke garments, but exist as sculptures and spaces. Even while this transformation takes place, I am still very much interested in the way the body interfaces with these objects and how the figure is suggested and implied.

I am interested in exploring how past and present fashion design is tailored to constrict the female figure and ultimately to transform it. The use of boning as a material is meant to recall the corset, which was used throughout history as a device to mold the body to the ideal of the time. The use of weaving and basketry are a reference to techniques that are historically associated with female labor.

Thus, while my work moves away from traditional fashion design, its core concern of dealing with the (female) body remains a key part of my work. Rather than simply wrap, transform or conceal, I attempt to question fashion and reveal its complicated relationship with the female body and identity.

Eighteen Inches
Plastic boning
3' x 6' x 3'
Structural Garment #2
Plastic boning
5' x 7' x 5'
Structural Garment #1
Plastic boning
5' x 4'x 5'
Structural Garment #1
Plastic boning
5' x 4'x 5'
Structural Garment #1 (Detail)
Plastic boning
5' x 4'x 5'
Structural Garment #1
Plastic boning
5' x 4'x 5'
2012
Body Vessel
Plastic boning
2.5' x 7' x 2.5'
Body Vessel (Detail)
Plastic boning
2.5' x 7'x 2.5
Body Vessels (Detail)
Plastic boning
2.5' x 7'x 2.5
Body Vessels (Detail)
Plastic boning
2.5' x 7' x 2.5'
2017
Body Vessel #2
Plastic boning
3' x 7' x 3'
Body Vessel #2
Plastic boning
3' x 7' x 3'
Body Vessel #3
Plastic boning
2' x 7' x 2'
Body Vessel #3 (Detail)
Plastic boning
2' x 7' x 2'
Visual Display Study
Boning, Pins, Clips, Books.
2017
2017
Goes with Everything
Polyester Batting, Plexiglas
8 feet x 14 feet x 4 feet
2008
Detail
2017
Detail
2017
tube dress 1
6 feet x 20 feet x 6 feet
Nylon, Pulley
2007
Tube dress 2
Nylon, Pulley
6 feet x 20 feet x 6 feet
2007
Tube dress 3
Nylon, Pulley
6 feet x 20 feet x 6 feet
2007
Tube dress 4
Nylon, Pulley
6 feet x 20 feet x 6 feet
2007
Tube dress 5
Nylon, Pulley
6 feet x 20 feet x 6 feet
2007
Tube dress 6
Nylon, Pulley
6 feet x 20 feet x 6 feet
2007
Tube dress 7
Nylon, Pulley
6 feet x 20 feet x 6 feet
2008
Tube dress 8
Nylon, Pulley
6 feet x 20 feet x 6 feet
2007
Ripcord 1
Nylon, Pulley, Cord
15 feet x 25 feet x 15 feet
2007
Ripcord 2
Nylon, Pulley, Cord
15 feet x 25 feet x 15 feet
2007
Ripcord 3
Nylon, Pulley, Cord
15 feet x 25 feet x 15 feet
2007
Ripcord 4
Nylon, Pulley, Cord
15 feet x 25 feet x 15 feet
2007
Ripcord 5
Nylon, Pulley, Cord
15 feet x 25 feet x 15 feet
2007
Halter and Net
Needles, Thread, Polyester, Wood, Nylon Netting
25 feet x 10 feet x 10 feet
2007
Net
Needles, Thread, Nylon Netting
12 feet x 8 feet x 6 feet
2007
Net detail
Needles, Thread, Nylon Netting
12 feet x 8 feet x 6 feet
2007
Net Dress
Cotton, Nylon Netting
5 feet x 6 feet x 4 feet
2007
Halter
Wood, Polyester, Nylon
4.5 feet x 10 feet x 4.5 feet
2007
Halter Detail
Wood, Polyester, Nylon
4.5 feet x 10 feet x 4.5 feet
2007
Halter Dress
Polyester, Nylon, Fishing Weights
6 feet x 6 feet x 3 feet
2007
Halter Dress
Polyester, Nylon, Fishing Weights
6 feet x 6 feet x 3 feet
2007
Halter Dress detail
Polyester, Nylon, Fishing Weights
6 feet x 6 feet x 3 feet
2007
Core
Polyester Batting, Cotton
2008
Core detail
Polyester Batting, Cotton
2008
Core detail
Polyester Batting, Cotton
25 feet x 6 feet x 6 feet
2008
Detail
2017
Core detail
Polyester Batting, Cotton
1 foot x 1 foot x 1 foot
2008
Core detail
Polyester Batting, Cotton
25 feet x 6 feet x 6 feet
2008
Core detail
Polyester Batting, Cotton
25 feet x 6 feet x 6 feet
2008
2017
2017
Hallway
Foam Rubber
14 feet x 12 feet x 25 feet
2007
Garment rack
Polyester, Metal
2006