The current generation of youth have no awareness nor value of their innocence until it is ruptured. The sculptural veil 'Shift of Innocence' is a symbol of this shift from a culture that honors virginity until marriage to a culture that deems virginity 'uncool'. A vintage appeal returns the wearer to a time when virginity was expected and normal. While wearing the veil, the individual proudly asserts this personal shift in their life.
Plans to remake the work:
The second rendition of the piece will be longer along the back, and the last hoop will extend vertically against the back. The veil will be a black screen like fabric, rather than lace, and the band of cushion between the body and the steel frame will be black velvet. These adjustments will better communicate my original concept of a head covering that one can hide behind, concealing their feelings and emotions that we inevidably communicate through facial expression, a form of body language. Conversely, the wearer can choose to reveal their expression by pushing the cover back. The body sculpture would protect the wearer from intercommunication.
Sketches for the new design, titled 'Disconnect':
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