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The Grand Puppeteer




          This dress was the beginning for a series addressing womens position within 19th century Southern society.  Outwardly these women took on various stereotypes and appearances within public society; however, inwardly they dealt with issues of entrapment, isolation, and oppression. Striping these womens dress down to their skeleton, connecting it with floral and bird imagery, and displaying it in a theatrical light, it addresses the universal theme of appearance vs. reality.

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