Monday, October 19, 2009

extreme beauty

I took some photos from the book Extreme Beauty, The Body Transformed a month ago. I'm studying fine art embroidery this fall. My assignment is to look at clothing and consider gender issues. The above is a design by Alexander McQueen. A month ago I thought I was interested in how women's clothing through the centuries and across continents restricted movement. Now, after three weeks in the real world of maternity and family my interests have become more personal. I'm interested in what happens to young women when they begin their families. I'm interested in the unwritten expectations our society has for older women.

4 comments:

Gina said...

It's fascinating to see how our interests can change. This one looks like a really interesting module. Thank you for your comments on my drawing Judy.

Elizabeth said...

Looking forward on the unexpected expectations you will find.

patstudio said...

great study subject. should be really interesting and hope you will share any new stuff, surprising or unexpected stuff along the way

april said...

mom looks like you've been busy! looks great!