Alterations Series

Ninety Percent of the millions of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed each year are performed on women, willingly. The obsurdity of it all inspired my alterations series, because my idea of growing older gracefully does not involve a knife or a needle. As I attempt to make sense of these disturbing trends, I make art. Initially inspired by the marks surgeons draw on the bodies of patients and the skins we live in, my dress pattern collages allow me to draw my own lines connecting my body to its purpose.