Jun 5, 2012
Love. Love is the idea behind these dresses, which are made out of romance novels, and love is what I feel for them.
The artist explains how she came up with the idea:
I cannot recall exactly when or how it occurred to me to make dresses out of the books, but the idea didn’t arrive in that brilliant and life-changing flash I expected. Rather, it was a slow piecing together of several ideas. First, I had an art school assignment to make a piece that discussed the concept of “invisibility.” This project made me question the visible versus the invisible within my own life, and in the lives of other American women. I considered the roles that romance novels, the beauty industry and the fashion world play within our culture; the three share definite commonalities, as they all thrive on fantasy and define femininity for many. I combined these worlds into one unwearable and fragile garment as a way to speak to the visibility and invisibility of different aspects of womanhood.