KAREN LAMONTE’S BEAUTIFUL CINDERELLA DRESSES
"Karen Lamonte, in her large-scale freestanding sculptures, examines the female body under and through glass, through the translucent folds and drapery of dress."
This, from Neatorama: "The Smithsonian Americn Art Museum has acquired the beautiful reclining form above. Karen LaMonte started using clothing as a metaphor for identity and exploring the human in absentia in her early sculptures of blown glass puppets and marionettes shortly after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990."
I don't love reading this stuff, but the work is lovely, so here we go: "She continued probing the disparity between our natural skin and our social skin, clothing which we use to obscure and conceal, to protect the individual and project a persona. It is a ‘vestmentary envelope’ which renders us as social beings."
Hard to believe they're glass.
You could just reach out and touch them.
"LaMonte's anthropomorphosis of the dress is achieved with the hint of the female form beneath the folds. The essence of femininity and sensuality exudes from the sculptures despite the cold medium."
Read more at KarenLamonte.