Dress Code

Drawing my life through my clothes

Since April 2013 I have been making a drawing of what I wear each day. The drawings respond to much more than my clothing, varying widely in their approach and media. From April 2016 to April 2017 I produced an animation. I have subsequently focused on monthly projects: A quilt in May 2017, a set of Polaroids in June 2018, a bi-fold book in September 2018, a tablecloth that I embroidered on my pilgrimage around the Japanese island of Shikoku in October and November 2019, watercolours of Zoom meetings in May 2020…..

2016-2017


‘The first purpose of clothes, as our professor imagines, was not warmth or decency, but ornament. … the pains of Hunger and Revenge once satisfied, his next care was not Comfort but Decoration.’

THOMAS CARLYLE

Cloth is good.It’s the perfect combination of the tactile and the visual: you feel cloth; it wraps itself around you.

ROBERT ELMS
The Way We Were
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