46 images Created 14 Aug 2013
PORTRAITS - A MODEL FOR LIFE
Life Models: We are born naked and hurriedly clothed or swaddled, we live our lives in and out of clothing depending on activity and at the end of our lives we are laid to rest: naked, clothed or shrouded. It is interesting to observe how clothing affects the form of the body, the manner in which negative spaces between limbs are hidden; draped with cloth. How the overall stature and gesture of an individual is (in)formed by clothing which variously hangs, hugs, extends, emphasises, restricts or hides aspects of the figure which the wearer wishes to present to the world. Clothing is the public membrane, which ‘fashions’ our private skin.