Auto safety Glass Corset

 
 

Auto Safety Glass Corset

2012

33cm x 18cm x 20cm

Auto safety glass, copper, ribbon, liver of sulfur patina, resin

 

This corset was created to show how women would become damaged, both physically and mentally in their attempt to conform to society and its unrealistic and harmful idea of perfection. "Her self value is measured in her own eyes, in other's eyes, and in men's eyes" (Berger). The shattered glass is symbolic of the wearer’s pain and to show how the women has become “broken” by the physical effects. The corset also gives an additional insight and view on the female body by clearly showing the skin underneath, while a normal corset invites the male speculation and curiosity.

 

Photography by Brenden Freedman