Fat Suit Dress

Poppy, Age 17

  • Sculpture
  • Acrylic paint on stitched, stuffed nude polyester jersey and sleeves from stuffed tights
  • 930(w) 1040(h) 400(d) mm

This piece of work attempts to normalise imperfection and the larger female form and give it some light in the fashion world by photographing it in everyday locations. By making it so explicit, the viewer is therefore forced to pay attention and think. I drew inspiration from Jenny Saville and Lucian Freud, painting the piece in a similar grotesque and impasto style.