Romance of Mining

In creating this body of work, I couldn’t escape the idea that I romanticized mining, and that in fact I wasn’t the only one. I was in many ways obsessed and infatuated with the industry, which I attribute to my pre-existing rockhounding hobby. This dress is a manifestation of my romantic feelings, which features birds-eye images of mines around the state of Utah.


The reversible dress was digitally printed and made in Hong Kong through a kind of sketchy company named CowCow (but hey, it got the job done).

The Romance of Mining is a body of work that explores the intersection of natural history, land use, and the human impulses for love, control, and conflict. To see the full body of work, visit the Romance of Mining website. This work was made possible by Epicenter.