Feather Corset

The Feather Corset continues the theme of clothes as a kind of second skin, explicitly taking on the form of the wearer and the materials suggesting themes around, hunting of animals and the female as prey, and also the prize. Also, the theme of beauty, death and vulnerability. The idea of being a captured butterfly to be displayed either for its beauty in the form of a scientific catalogue, identifying one species of female from another.

There are a myriad of references in science, art and the media in the way that we store images of the perfect specimen of an animal or in this case of women and catalogue these to compare and contrast, to make judgments upon them in a rational objective way that depersonalises the human being behind the object. The softness of the feathers in this piece makes it very attractive and gives this a strong sense of feminity, grace and beauty.