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Caryl Gaubatz
Caryl Gaubatz

#MeToo
2018
Free-motion machine stitching, muslin, hand-dyed silk organza

FASA 44TH ANNUAL JURIED FIBER ART EXHIBITION
SECOND PLACE
Dec 7th - Jan 25th, 2019
SaySi, 1518 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204

Clothing metaphors have been widely used in literature. My work uses a garment to tell the story of my experiences in
the military with regard to sexual harassment and discrimination. I chose a wedding dress pattern, because wedding
dresses imply innocence and hope for a meaningful relationship. The dress is made of cheap dressmaker's muslin:
lovely from afar but coarse and rough when up close. I chose tone on tone thread, which blends into the background,
because sexism in the military may be covert. The dress is backless, because no one had my back. The edges are
unfinished because the story is unfinished.

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