Try Me On
The bronze castings for Try Me On are based on molds taken from my body, segmented into bust, waist, and hips. In this interactive piece, the viewer is encouraged to carefully put on these body segments. At first, its weight is tolerable but starts to become more uncomfortable and increasingly cumbersome the longer the participant wears it.
Try Me On is charged with the thought that female-presenting bodies are communal property. Women are expected to change roles as easily as they change clothes, bending to the temperament of the situation.
Additionally, these castings are not sealed so their patinas will change the more they are touched and left exposed. The work is armor-like and will not actually be harmed in being handled, but it is certainly not unscathed. Regardless, the viewer is encouraged to play.