PAPER DOLL DRESSES 

My first paper doll was given to me by my mother when I was five years old. The experience of changing the dollís identity simply by changing the dress has provoked my investigation into female roles. By using the paper doll form, I examine the complexities of societiesí layered interpretations versus self-expression of feminine identities. I use historical and traditional archetypes, incorporating them within the photographs and dress designs.  The paper dollís dresses portray the interchangeable identities (wife, mother, beauty queen, career woman, nurturer, seductress, healer, homemaker) and act as a vehicle to communicate these diverse roles.  

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bride

Film Noir

Hula Dancer

Islandgirl

Martini Cocktail

Prom Queen

Seductress

toga

veronica

Ballerina

 

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