Saturday, 27 March 2010
The second dress has seemed simpler somehow to put together...maybe because I am so much clearer now in the way I want to show the contrasts of exquisite and poverty.... all made up of fragments. Scraps of printed cloth dating from 1908, that I have kept since 2000 make up the bodice, adding irony in their text such as: "washes well" and "thoroughly shrunk". Labelling for 100s of women of the past, and uniting with my own experience. Somehow there is a cleansing in it all....so I have added the lable "pure" to the skirt. There are only loose plans for the third garment as each has to evolve as I work...each telling its own story.