Highland Dress, 2008, Susan Stockwell
This is for my poet friend Rebecca Loudon,
who lives across the country and is celebrating
her birthday month. Happy birthday Rebecca!
Isn't this sculpture amazing? It's life size and is made
of 19th century survey maps of the Scottish Highlands.
It was part of an exhibition at the Katonah Museum
of Art (where I work) last year on mapping as material and concept.
I'm not a dress person (in that I don't wear them much
and when I do am rather uncomfortable while wishing
I could be more at ease) but have long admired artists,
like Lesley Dill, who use the dress form in their work.