Safety (2015)

My first experience into the inversion of body objectification found its way into Safety (2015). Made from yellow broadcloth, plastic buckles, and 18-gauge wire, these little belt-like creatures seemingly came to life. The anthropomorphic association was unexpected, yet fully embraced. With both Caution and Safety, I explored the notion of feeling safe in one’s environment, both emotionally and physically. The conventional safety colors of black and yellow soon become one of my trademark design aesthetic. The exploration around safety later leads into my feminist investigation into body objectification and value of women.

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