Silk chiffon, hair

For the past 5 years, I have sewn life-size fabric figures conveying various sensory experiences such as Endometriosis, Depression, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. The figures embody the sensations of these conditions. Deflated, elongated arms and legs, excessive body hair, and no head are consistent features in this series. Tailoring around the neck and back reference clothing, which suggests that these fabric skins are wearable, can be put on, and hinder the wearer. Previous iterations of this series were constructed using bed sheets stained with skin oil from extensive use or silk chiffon with my head hair knotted onto the figure for its body hair.