What do women wear to feel powerful? In this work, I explore the idea of the female powersuit and the woman that wears it. A feminized version of masculine attire, the powersuit cannot be separated from its origin as a male garment. As armor that is both protective and restrictive, the powersuit represents women struggling to keep in stride with powerful men. Through the suit, my work suggests that the weight of this history of male power and dominance is heavier than it appears at the surface.
This work has been exhibited in Woman Made Gallery and Boomerang Space, Chicago, IL.