Striving for Perfection

Year: 1990
Materials: safety pins, house numbers, can tabs, wire
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The materials form a surprisingly elegant garment that resembles a
corseted dress bound with thick black ribbing. Across the bodice,
the numerals reference another obsession: measuring, counting,
and enumerating all the details that make up a life, landmarks
and boundaries, places and years.
~ Lenore Metrick, Sculpture Magazine
Copyright ©2003 Marilyn Annin. All rights reserved.