Through unwoven darts and pulled warp techniques become three dimensional. This collection of corsets express my fascination with the ways people have distorted their bodies in the name of beauty and art: historically, the corset and foot binding are well known. Being displayed on an armature, propels the corset into the world of sculpture.
The corset has been designed to fit the artist. It is supported by a substructure which includes cotton coutil, stays, grommets and lacing, typical of corsets. The imagery (little devils, water, clouds and vines),was inspired by the Apocalypse tapestry in Angers, France. The little devils are reaching for the corset laces behind the wearers back. What are they about to do? Are they going to tighten the laces, loosen them? On the inside of the corset, in the form of a vine, I have written names of people who have been sexually abused and/or raped.
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When tight laced the corset reduces my waist by 4 inches!