“We have two skins that outline and define who we are. One is our natural skin, our body, but we obscure and conceal it beneath clothing, which is a second skin, our social skin. Clothing is used to both protect the individual and project a persona. It is a ‘vestmentary envelope,’ which renders us as social beings. Clothing draws the body so that it can be culturally seen, and articulates it in a socially meaningful form. It is a powerful non-spoken language. It is armor and costume, plumage and camouflage. Clothing separates public from private space. I am exploring this non-spoken language, looking at how it can be used either to inform, or mislead and beguile the viewer, and oneself. I use transparency to investigate the relationship between clothing and being and between presence and absence. It is an invitation to explore what lies beneath the surface.” - Karen LaMonte
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