Paper Dress

collected book pages, thread, and mixed media, approx. 5 feet by 2.5 feet, 2006

As an undergraduate student I studied Visual Art and Literature. I found that the two areas naturally merged in the studio. I was interested in the ways that acquired knowledge constructs a framework within which we operate and is constructed from various sources over time. paper dress is hand-stitched from book pages, many of which are canonical examples of poetry and prose. Some of these pages are loosely attached and could fall away as acquired knowledge and memories are sometimes prone to do.