THE SECOND GERMISTON COMPANY.
rite of passage;
young girl becomes a woman;
passive, domestic, nurturer, forgotten;
the ideal woman; mythical; who’s truth?
reinterpreting; rewriting; recreating;
my own Brownie badges;
etiquette books and adverts; obsessive collecting of information;
bombarding; suffocating; credible; ludicrous jumble;
the Golden book;
the perfect homemaker, the excellent cook; consummate hostess;
clothing, mine; my mum’s; my niece’s;
knowledge passing on;
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What makes you beautiful, makes you different:
123cm(H) x 38cm(W) x 31cm(D)
Mum's old dress, acrylic paint, dye, synthetic fur, cotton threads, ribbons and trimmings.
That's a bit of bad manners:
65cm(H) x 46cm(W) x 9cm(H)
Niece's old dress, Brownie badges, acrylic paint, dye, zip, plastic tape measure, threads and trimmings.
What a Bride chooses:
83cm(H) x 45cm(W) x 28cm(D)
Niece's dress, found clothing, various synthetic fabrics, acrylic paint, dye, photographs, ribbons and trimmings.
All Pleasure. No Consequences.
59cm(H)xx 49cm(W) x 20cm(D)
Niece's old dress, found clothing, photographs, acrylic paint, dye, ribbons and trimmings.