meet the artist part 5 – performance

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news/blog

For as long as I can remember I liked to ‘dress-up’.  As a little girl I liked to wear my mother’s high heels, long dresses and wrap cloth around my head and imagine it is long hair (for I had short hair most of my life).  Even to this day I like to wear a variety of wigs – even during normal day time- if weather permits.

The first time I dressed-up for an exhibition was in 2013 for my show called Rubber ever After.  I needed to generate attention during the art festival and I did that by dressing up as an invented character for my make-belief world/kingdom.

I think we all dress, to a certain extent, in the way we want to be attended to.  I want to be surrounded by the emotions associated with the clothes/face paint/ wigs i’m wearing.  In a sense it is the physical manifestation, an outward worn symbol of what is happening within.  to me it is also a serious for of play.  wearing rubber can be quite kinky too 😉

random note: If I could have one superpower it would probably be to convince people, like the  “Poison Ivy” character in the series Gotham. If you could choose a superpower, what will it be?

 

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