Revealing instead of Concealing

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One aspect of the tragedy of human existence is the suffocating feeling of isolation. We barricade ourselves behind elaborate defense mechanisms, which operate on physical as well as on psychological levels. Clothing is one way to wear a mask. We dress to hide our vulnerable bodies and souls, to fit into a social system and hide our insecurities. Through my wearable sculptures I question and redefine the role of the garment. Wrapping the body to reveal instead of conceal. The wearer’s emotional landscape gets exposed and invites to an honest and open dialogue between the wearer and the viewer.


Tooth Vest, 2001
A wearable sculpture exposing and protecting the body’s most vulnerable spot.
Fabric, polyester filling, foam, resin 16 x 12 x 13″

08Toothvest-front

Tooth Vest Photograph, 2004
Photographed in Collaboration with David Byun. C-Print mounted under plexi glass.
30 x 21″ Edition of 5

09Toothvest

Tooth Vest Photograph, 2004
Photographed in Collaboration with David Byun.
C-Print mounted under plexi glass. 30 x 20″
Edition of 5.

03Focus-Hood

Focus Hood, 2000
A soft hood with a tube to help the wearer focus on what’s important. Fabric, wire structure.
16 x 19 x 24

Focus Hood Photograph, 2004
Photographed in Collaboration with David Byun. C-Print mounted under plexi glass. 30 x 20″
Edition of 5.

04Udder

Udder, 2000
A body sculpture commenting on a state of being in which every action is for the sole purpose of feeding others. Fabric. 32 x 16 x 16″

Udder Photograph, 2004
Photographed in Collaboration with David Byun.
C-Print mounted under plexi glass. 30 x 20″
Edition of 5

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Udder, detail, 2000
A body sculpture commenting on a state of being in which every action is for the sole purpose of feeding others. Fabric. 32 x 16 x 16″

10Distance-Belt

Distance Belt, 2001
A belt to be worn around the chest to protect the vulnerable nipples of the wearer’s breasts. Fabric, polyester filling, foam, resin. 6 x 24 x 12″

11Distance-Belt-on

Distance Belt, 2001
A belt to be worn around the chest to protect the vulnerable nipples of the wearer’s breasts. Fabric, polyester filling, foam, resin. 6 x 24 x 12″

12Tenderness-Shield

Tenderness Shield, 2001
A big pillow-like collar in the shape of a big ham. This piece is to protect the wearer from being kissed. Photographed by Ji Lee. Fabric, polyester filling, photo print. 18 x 20 x 22″

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Tenderness Shield, 2001
A big pillow-like collar in the shape of a big ham. This piece is to protect the wearer from being kissed.
Fabric, polyester filling, photo print. 18 x 20 x 22″

14Tenderness-Shield-CU

Tenderness Shield Photograph, 2005
A body wrap resembling a big ham to protect the sensitive face and neck area.
Photographed in collaboration with David Byun.
C-print mounted under plexi glass: 30 x 20″ Edition of 5.

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Tenderness Shield Photograph, 2005
A body wrap resembling a big ham to protect the sensitive face and neck area.
Photographed in collaboration with David Byun. C-print mounted under plexi glass: 30 x 20″ Edition of 5.

16Immobilisation-Glove-product

Immobilization Gloves, 2000
Gloves which were designed to be worn with Femininity to comment on women’s roll as a mere decorative element in society. Now I mostly show them by themselves.
Fabric, polyester filling, 9 x 9 x 9″

17Imm-Glove

Immobilisation Glove Photo, 2004
Photographed in Collaboration with David Byun. C-Print mounted under plexi glass. 30 x 24″ Edition of 5.

18Femininity

Femininity, 2000
Gloves which were designed to be worn with Femininity to comment on women’s roll as a mere decorative element in society.

Now I mostly show them by themselves.
Fabric, polyester filling, 54 x 18 x 28″

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Fence, 2001
A comment on how we can hurt ourselves when we barricade ourselves to the point of not being able to move. Fabric, foam, field rocks. 50 x 25 x 17″

20-Fence

Fence, 2001
A comment on how we can hurt ourselves when we barricade ourselves to the point of not being able to move. Photographed by Ji Lee
Fabric, foam, field rocks. 50 x 25 x 17″

21Fence

Fence Photograph, 2001
A comment on how we can hurt ourselves when we barricade ourselves to the point of not being able to move. Photographed in collaboration with David Byun
C-Print mounted under plexi glass. 30 x 21.5″ Edition of 5

22-Luggage-Product

Luggage, 2001
A sculptural body extension illustrating the mental transformation of a person who doesn’t ever want to venture out of their comfort zone. Photographed by Ji Lee
Fabric, polyester filling. 42 x 24 x 20″

23-Luggage

Luggage, 2001
A sculptural body extension illustrating the mental transformation of a person who doesn’t ever want to venture out of their comfort zone. Photographed by Ji Lee
Fabric, polyester filling. 42 x 24 x 20″

24Luggage

Luggage, 2001
A sculptural body extension illustrating the mental transformation of a person who doesn’t ever want to venture out of their comfort zone. Photographed by Ji Lee
Fabric, polyester filling. 42 x 24 x 20″

26Mattress-Dress-Front

Mattress Dress, 2000
A mattress with a woman sewn in. From the front view she is padded and from the back she is helplessly exposed.
Fabric, foam, polyester filling: 57 x 16 x 16″

25Mattress Dress

Mattress Dress Photo, 2005
A mattress with a woman sewn in. From the front view she is padded and from the back she is helplessly exposed.
C-print mounted under plexi glass: 30 x 20″

27Studio2

View of my studio during a studio visit.