Person Bubbles is a reflection of the tendency of U.S. popular culture to fetishize and sexualize people of color and their physical attributes. The small collection of two garments is intended to define and create space between the wearer and the viewer. Each garment is to be worn by a person of color; forcing each wearer to pronounce their space in social settings. The synthetic organza in combination with unfinished seams becomes an itchy and uncomfortable protectorate of the body underneath. Because of the shine and transparency of each garment, the body also becomes a spectacle for all viewers while also granting the wearer ownership and establishment of their body as a sexual organism.
Personal Bubbles 2016
Sewn synthetic organza and cotton thread