Society has created a binary with the sole purpose of dividing one another, enforced by strict codes of conduct.

We feel we must bend to the point of breaking in order to be accepted. It is a distraction from the much greater problems on our hands.

We must appreciate one another in our differences in order to fight the system that raises us, educates us, and oppresses us.

We are all an extension of this Earth, and thus a part of one another. In doing so, we can find pleasure in enjoying ourselves as well as one another.

This collection is inspired by the women and gender-benders of the Surrealist movement. As stated by Claude Cahun, “Under this mask, another mask. I will never be finished removing all these faces.”
This is an invitiation to continue to explore, shift, and discover yourself.

The Surrealists championed the irrational, the poetic, and the revolutionary. This research motivated the designs of the pieces to tell stories of gender affirmations, androgyny, body hair politics, and tender moments where one reconciles their exterior appearance with their interior feelings.

Welcome to the Pleasure Hunt. 
Senior Theses 2021

Australian wool

Vegetable tanned leather

Nickel hardware

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