WRONG SIDE, RIGHT SIDE, EXTERNAL/INTERNAL SIDE, FEMALE, BINDING, TIED, RESTRICTED, PRETTY, UGLY, WOMAN, GIRLY
The above were all themes and thoughts that drove the creation of these works. I had been working on elaborate hand stitched pieces and was noticing how beautiful the backs of the pieces were. They were loose and unexpected. So, I painted the corsets on fabric then turned them over & stitched on the unpainted side. After completing the corsets I flipped the pieces over and hand stitched poems by Kerri Shadid. What most would call the pretty finished side of the stitching is hidden in these works.