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Megan Skyvington


2011, Wearable sculptures, Sizes vary

“You’d be a pretty girl if it weren’t for that.”

The body is a place of private history that is only ever fully known to the individual. My work deals with areas of the body that harbor a dark past earned through public stigma. As a reaction to this, the work seeks both to reveal this private dialogue with the body and subvert the negative history through transformation. These areas of skin become fantastic wearable objects that simultaneously encumber the wearer while also shielding them from prying eyes. Each object highlights and reveals the area of interrogation, making what was once a point of shame now a focal point that even the bearer cannot deny; the impulse to cover up being now undermined through these wearable sculptures, documented in photograph.


Megan Skyvington  - Stretch

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