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.