I started making life size glass dresses to express the idea of changing how you feel as simply as changing your clothes. Thinking about how different clothing can affect how we feel, I chose the dress form with the idea of dressing up, or coming out of our day to day. As I continue to work on the dresses, I want to look closely at the effects our clothes have on ourselves and those around us, using glass to reflect the multitude of styles and emotions clothing can project or create.Looking at how our clothing can be a shell or a shield, drawing in or pushing away those who surround us.
As well as reflecting on how the clothing affects the wearer and the viewer. I feel these necessary objects of our daily lives are perfect to reflect on life, society and the emotions that fill us every day. Especially since clothing has become such a powerful statement in our society for who we are and who we want to be. So they become pieces that hold character, personality and emotion. Shells one’s mind could slip into.