It was during the making of artist’s books that I became interested in dresses as art objects. The meeting place of paper, shape, color, design and history struck me as an ideal venue for story telling.
Using the empty dress as an icon, I explore female identity, memory and history. I challenge cultural assumptions, consumerism and materialism, while recording women’s lives through the mediums of book and paper arts.
Paper, like the dress, is familiar to us and just as ubiquitous. Paper is cheap and expensive, ephemeral and archival. Historically it has been one of the most important places we have recorded our lives and culture.