These structures serve as body architecture that claim the space and demand body respect. Although appearing aggressive, the work is very fragile and easily destroyed – much like our personal space.
Placing at the neck of the wearer, she is subjected to harm when her space is being invaded.
Women of color experience public space very differently due to the intersection of race and gender. In addition to being verbally harassed, they are seen as illegal immigrants and potential criminals when walking in public.
Unapologetically establishing her presence in space. The structure relies on all the pieces to support each other and to hold the shape.
Women in hijab, protecting them from male-gazing,
are being seen as oppressed in the eyes of Westerners. In this era, everything I wear is objectifying.
I want to wear what I want and I want my body to be respected.
Women's personal space exist, but people treated otherwise.