Two man’s briefs are sewed into one woman brassière. Does one equal to two?
Glittery Tie | 2005 | Coat hanger, copper wire, leather opera glove, rhinestone belt, steel, nylon | 48 x 22 x 6 in. (122 x 56 x 15 cm)
1 ≠ 2 | 2005 | 100% cotton briefs, elastic band | 11 x 14 x 2 in. (28 x 35 x 5 cm)
Pink Tie | 2005 | Coat hanger, copper wire, ribbon, girdle | 47 x 24 x 5 in. (119 x 61 x 12.5 cm)
A pair of hands extended from the neck of a coat hanger outlines the silhouette of a dress. The dress is completed with a belt, which restrains its own creator, the hands.
Mask | 2005 | Ladle, crystal, wire, silk | 16 x 11 x 2.5 in. (40 x 28 x 6 cm)
Inspired by the 18th century British writer Mary Wollstonecraft’s literature The Wrongs of woman, the top of the assemblage is adored by halo and collar, while the lower part of the table lamp is a hidden prison where a woman figure is hung like a witch. Women are expected to be virtue and good, not by education but by punishment.
A little girl's dress is cut in the middle to form a spiral, which resembles the shape of DNA. Cutting is an act of destruction. Destruction is the precedence of creation.
Love & Fear | 2004 | Found object, bra strap, feather, bead, ribbon, and coat hanger | 63 x 18 x 7 in. (160 x 45.7 x 18 cm)
Veil | 2004 | Fabric, silk, crystal, bead, coat hanger, ribbon | 55 x 20 x 6 in. (140 x 50.8 x 15.2 cm)
Wrongs of Woman | 2006 | Lamp, fabric, wood | 32 x 17.5 x 17.5 in. (81 x 44.5 x 44.5 cm)
Growth (twins) | 2005 | Wood hanger, jeans, wire, girdle, ribbon | 46 x 17 x 5 in. (117 x 43 x 13 cm)
Kettle, a container form of object, is interpreted as the womb. Womb is mythicized as a symbol of life-giving, which also refer as the cause of men's purported fear and jealousy of women by Karen Horney in her book Feminine Psychology. Does the unconscious fear link to the misogynic behaviors?
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Growth (R) | 2005 | Dress, wire, girdle, tulle, coat hanger | 31.5 x 20 x 12 in. (80 x 50 x 30 cm)
A hybrid of wedding gown and skeleton. The mixed desire of love and death.