Allison Jane Watkins

Region: Pacific Coast

Wanting to capture the transitional nature of clothing throughout our lives, I drew and embroidered an image of my closet from photographs. The clothing could come and go, and I would always have this documentation of the way it once was. Through the trace and the repetitive process of embroidery, the garments became flat and unrecognizable—no longer functional, yet still tactile. It is unclear whether the garment is deteriorating with time or in the process of being created. I view the spaces they create as floating simulations of the photograph as well as the three-dimensional garment, and see them as an interpretation of what was once present.