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In spite of all of the technological and mechanical developments in digital pattern cutting, weaving, and printing, the manufacturing of clothes is still an industry much dependent on the hands of the makers. For them, the shortening of seasons is a hard task to follow.
From years of personal observation, I discovered that art made by children is often valued by families and preserved for the future. Applying this observation to the design practice, I figured that using such artworks for clothing design could add value to garments.
I am a sculptor who uses a range of processes: glassblowing, printing, casting, welding, and sewing among others. In each of these practices, my body is my most valuable tool — it is the way I make, the way I see, the way I interact with the world. My body can do anything I ask it to do — I am proud of my body. But a dress form is no ordinary tool: to turn the malleable female form into a rigid object would transform it into a sculpture — and quite a classical sculpture at that.