Grid for a Central Core Dickie

The ruffled aperture defined by a latex sailor dickie opens to a space between the concrete coordinates of a form scaled to the dimensions of a torso. That central core references a tactic of visibility once argued as essential to a feminist aesthetic, anchoring its silhouette to a burdensomely heavy armature and producing an affectively sinking feeling, both because of the rigid quality of the aesthetic and the fact that so many of the animating concerns for second wave feminism have only incrementally shifted course in the personal and political landscape.

cement, latex
12”w x 6”d x 24”h