Wearable Garments

Perishable Bodies is a series of garments made from food that are an interpretation of the skin as a metaphor.

My thesis is exploring the skin as metaphor by designing a series of materials that will be an interpretation of distorted body image and eating disorders to help me recover from my eating disorder. I developed these materials, which will cover the body as a second skin, through a combination of research on wearable technology, sustainable material, and distorted body image.

My Thesis paper “Perishable Bodies: A study of wearable technology through the eyes of an anorexic” , was published by The Journal of Peer Production, special issue on Feminism and (Un)Hacking, in January 2016. This project has also been presented at the international New Materialism Conference in Barcelona Spain, September 2014.

Process Video visually show you how the material is made
Rice, Carrots, & Tomatoes
Beets & Beans
MFA Thesis Show Installation

For more information on this project, process, and research: Thesis Project