Junk Bones is an exploration of the garment as an artifact, relic, or ghost. The body and the garment hold memories and personal histories like the decaying and derelict architectural spaces that influenced their creation. Destruction and reconstruction and surface treatment are critical elements of the collection. Torn and shredded materials have been woven, braided and stitched back together. Paint, shellac, plastic, and rust have been used to coat and cover surfaces, transforming soft fiber materials into brittle exteriors and stiff, rigid structures. When worn, the garments begin to unravel, decay, and crack.
Photos by Carrie Anne Kelly.