My work focuses on femininity and storytelling. Through garments, I seek to explore the complex relationships between gender, body, fashion, and narrative. One way that I do this is through the marriage of text and image; another is through embroidery, which connotes womanhood and the home.
My first project, Michelangelo in Lipstick, creates a juxtaposition between a light, pink, tulle garment and an artist who is famous for his portrayal of masculinity. My second piece, The Car Ride Home, takes an essay I wrote by the same title and combines it with a garment to give the piece the capability to be worn. This felt like a natural extension of the written piece due to the piece’s subject matter, which focuses on bodies and homecoming. With both of these pieces, I hope to challenge viewers (or wearers) to consider the role of clothing, gender, and body in their own lives.