I think that clarifying in words why I select the imagery I do in my work can be a bit challenging at times. I've spent a lot of time working on this latest series which has given me a lot of time to think about this body of work and what it means to me. Why fashion? Why these particular dresses?
Psychological - fashion represents personality, a personal statement, fashion as body language, as therapy & positive mental self image, creativity.
Historical - Glenbow Dior exhibit, portrays a message of self, search for identity, consumer culture & how it relates to social culture & social movements, innovative, fashion's influence on society, communicates to the world who we are & who we would like to be.
My history included fashion education as does my daughter's current experience. Fashion is a form of personal expression from the inside out and of transformation. As a way of knowing yourself. I see it as a positive form of self expression, a way to share who you are without words.