A friend recently shared an article with me that, although posted almost a year ago, shook a nerve and I felt compelled to write something about it. The article titled, “Disappearing mothers“, by author Katie Roiphe, asserts that the trend of mother’s using pictures of their children as their own personal Facebook profile picture would […]
I am excited to announce the completion of the book, “56 Days: I’m Still Here”. This book catalogs photographs and online journal entries of the 56-day performance and creation of 56 Days: I’m Still Here. The work examined the struggle to resist or accept gender roles within the confines of my relationship. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1125113 Read blog […]
I’ve included some photos of the 56 layered suit from the first day of sewing and from day 56. As you can see there is quite a difference in size and my composure. Click on the image (twice) to enlarge. Read more about this project concept.
Today is the last day of the performance involving the layered suit. I added the left torso panel with little difficulty and fortunately, the final day ended on a positive note, a gray torso panel on the left side of the jacket. Strangely, the suit ended with a completely gray top and black pants. This […]
Today the left black pant leg was added. Yesterday’s interaction was not quite what I had hoped for the last few days of this performance. The leg was added with little difficulty but the pants continue to become difficult to wear – not to mention keep up on my hips. Read more about the project […]
The left gray collar was added today. I’ve included details of the collar that shows the underlying layers and a close up of the torso and pants which shows how the suit has expanded over the past 7 weeks. Read more about the project concept from day 1.
The right gray sleeve was added and the placement made it bunch up a bit. Because the layers are moving down to keep the underlying layers visible the sleeves appear to be getting longer. So I accumulate the extra fabric along the arm so the sleeve doesn’t go over my hand. The addition was easy […]