These works are based on research of an individual or group of women and what they would have worn in their time and place, according to convention. Clothing is key to defining not just individual but collective identity tied to geography. The series of Arctic Undergarments acknowledges six women who spent time in the Arctic. Elisa Nye was the only known female whaler in the Azores. Her gown is painted with indigo because one of the reasons the Portugues settled in the Azores was to have more room for growing woad for making the very popular indigo blue dye. Santa Rosa, a pious young woman in 13th century Italy wanted to live in a convent but her application was rejected. Instead, she dressed and lived her life as a nun, but with her family. Feminello refers to the myth of the three sisters of Hesperides who were guardians of the golden fruit, which was likely a lemon. The type of lemon grown in the region in Italy where the piece was made is called feminello. Serapias Nurrica is a feminization of the traditional male costume of Sardinia, using knitted vessels instead of sheep bells on the back. On the front is an orchid, based on the serapias nurrica which is indigenous to the island. Every piece has a history and a reason behind the choice of garment or the colour.  

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