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. This work was made possible by Epicenter.