Trauma Dress


Thesis Research 
was the class my experimentation with materials and discursive design began. Using a found pattern on the internet, I fabricated a dress using a delicate silk charmeuse fabric. Three panels of the fabric were printed with quotes from Judith Herman’s book Trauma and Recovery. The quotations follow the chronological timeline of trauma from its formal inception in the early 19th century through its evolutional impact on the male and predominantly female genders.

Without consent what is more untouchable than one’s body?

Role                Art Director, researcher, designer. 
Processes       Fabrication, discourse creation, material experimentation.
Materials         Silk, thread
Produced       November 2017


Mark