Costume > Loss

During the construction of Loss, I took refuge in this structure, using it as a place to escape, contemplate, accommodate and mourn my memories. The enormous bustle-like structure consumes its environment, veils the loss within, and implies the presence of the body. It has been informed by the bustles and crape veils worn by Victorian women in mourning. These veils were symbols to the outside world, signifying their grief and honor of the deceased; they acted as armor, protecting the wearer and serving as a visual clue that never needed to be explained or questioned; they provided an unspoken understanding.

Loss
Loss
8' x 6 'x 6'
2010