'Til Death Do Us Part (complete)
A sculptured wedding dress made entirely from sanitary towels. All of the sanitary towels have been folded to create a pattern and then hand stitched together to form a grand outcome. I decided to hand sew the dress, as similar to the process of menstruation, the technique becomes repetitive and laborious. Also in connection to this, and as mentioned before, sewing and the female form have a history of connection. Placed upon the dress is a swarm of hand-made wool flies. Each fly has been dyed to resemble blood. These small creatures are symbolic of the process of decay and the way in which the menstrual cycle can be seen as one of life and death. I decided upon making a wedding dress, as this object plays a vital role in many girls lives from such a young age. Many dream of their perfect day and the princess dress they wish to wear; so combining it with a subject that many girls refuse to acknowledge, creates the contrast.