Installation view, Undergarments & Armor  *   *   *  Undergarments & Armor  2002-2004  With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship, I traveled to archives and museums in the U.S. and England photographing undergarments, armor, and the museum forms that populate the storerooms-- breastplates, helmets, corsets, bustles, mannequins and dress forms. I portray these garments and suits of armor as sculptures of the body, carapaces that have outlasted their wearers.  Where they once adorned, constricted and protected their wearers, they are now archived as artifacts, the shells of those who once inhabited them.

Installation view, Undergarments & Armor

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Undergarments & Armor  2002-2004

With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship, I traveled to archives and museums in the U.S. and England photographing undergarments, armor, and the museum forms that populate the storerooms-- breastplates, helmets, corsets, bustles, mannequins and dress forms. I portray these garments and suits of armor as sculptures of the body, carapaces that have outlasted their wearers.  Where they once adorned, constricted and protected their wearers, they are now archived as artifacts, the shells of those who once inhabited them.

 Corset with Silk Ribbon, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

Corset with Silk Ribbon, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

 Maximilian Armor, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

Maximilian Armor, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

 Cage Crinoline, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

Cage Crinoline, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

 Wire and Muslin Bustle, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

Wire and Muslin Bustle, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

 Brigandine, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

Brigandine, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

 Elements from a Garniture, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

Elements from a Garniture, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

 Collapsible Bustle, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4

Collapsible Bustle, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4

 Bronze Cuirass, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

Bronze Cuirass, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

 Sabboton and Greave, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

Sabboton and Greave, 2002-2004     platinum/palladium print, 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"