In the pursuit of perfection, woman has always bowed to the dictates of fashion.
She disguises and alters her shape and as she does so, the clothing instrumental in her disguise becomes a metaphor for woman herself.
Despite its often constricting discomfort and control, its detailed flawlessness reflects somehow, the secret beauty of its wearer. It tempts, entices and promises the heart’s desires.
Through these strange powers the garment becomes itself entangled with, even the object of desire.
But does woman wear such clothing merely to become the object of desire, or does she do so because in becoming the object of desire she is empowered?
I make representations both of the trapped and of entrapment. Which is true?
The work refers to and reflects but also questions the beauty of the trappings used by woman in her desire to be desirable.