The Garment Series
The Garment Series (2012-2016) offered an unconventional take on the art and engineering of self decoration. Using exclusively organic and repurposed materials, the language of clothing was explored. Garment forms were reimagined in tapioca root, magnolia leaves, moss, birch, sea urchin shells, hydrangea petals and more. While the forms were recognizably human, they were fragmented, weathered, and curious. They each had a story, a ghost, if you will. Clothing whether it serves as camouflage or commentary, is a uniquely human experience. My goal was to turn that experience, that language, on its head by offering whimsical and improbable reinventions of the packages we put ourselves in.