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Susan Stockwell Makes Victorian Gowns from Paper Maps and Real Money

We’ve all seen paper dresses before, but Susan Stockwell’s Victorian gowns made from maps and various bills are in a class of their own. A sculptural study on colonialism and the British empire, her series of life-size paper dresses are composed of ordinance survey maps and English bills glued together. By sing military maps to create women’s dresses, Stockwell addresses issues like English colonization and occupation of Scotland over 300 years, and mail domination in Western history. Based on styles of dresses worn by English women explorers during the Victorian period, the artist honors their role in history.

You can check more of Susan Sockwell’s beautiful paper gowns, as well as other interesting works of art, on her official website.

 

 

 

 

 

via Upon a Fold

 

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