In my current series I tell a story of a finding a new sense of self, aiming to use the female figure in photographs in an abstract and subtle way. I decided to use a dress as my subject by manipulating its form. The dress’ role in my photographs is skin that was shed. They are thin, silky, and meant to be worn under clothing not to be seen. It is like a soft shell that was meant for protection, to separate the clothes from the body. When looking at these garments they are highly recognizable as something meant for a woman that when they stand on their own they feel like they hold, or once held a life within them. I destroy, paint, pin, and suffocate the dresses. With scraps of different materials I construct tableaus to inflict discomfort onto my subjects, or to show an aftermath of an occurrence.