In theDesigner Handbags series, I explore society's long-standing obsession with status symbols and my own ambivalent relationship with them. The stone purses underscore the inherent contradiction of man's, and woman's, never-ending quest for ephemeral prizes.
STONE SHIRTS & JACKETS
Returning to the States, I felt I could make clothing out of stone, the clothing I had seen as a child, constructed like the Duomo with the sensuality of the Baroque artists.
LITTLE GIRLS' DRESSES
In the series, Little Girl’s Dresses, light plays a critical role. By choosing translucent stones and carving delicate layers of lace and fabric, light passes through transforming a simple child's dress into a lush, sensual memory.
LINGERIE AND LACE
BATHROBES AND APRONS
Interlocking patterns, intricate plaids and intarsia designs suggest power struggles both intimate and observed.