Edition of 40.
"This ready-to-wear graphic ensemble reflects the fundamental foundation dream of mankind. The ownership of a home and the ability to retreat into it represents our most basic need. Home and property ownership symbolizes our achievement and a right of passage in our lifetime. It is where we cultivate our lifestyles, entertain our fantasies and create our legacies.
The random collage of colorful Monopoly images from our childhood game on the suit remind us that we should remember to not take ourselves too seriously, that our lives should not be contained or defined within or by the walls of our homes, and that we should live each day colorfully and not be afraid to show our creative and unique selves in all of our pursuits.
After all, life is a single-chance game and we should be certain to play it well."
Symbolic of the outfit in Marc Andre J. Fortier’s work:
"Clothing is the external packaging we choose to wear which sometimes reflects who we are, or who we might want to be that day or night. How we meticulously adorn ourselves and fashion, on its own, are absolutely a form of artistic expression. Fabric, texture, flow, color, cut and embellishment, come together like a symphony that when joined, can sing out a lingering impression. Today's rigid and dark wool suit can be worn to communicate power and authority like a kind of military uniform to warn others off and tomorrow's layered, transparent and draping shift can be partnered to reflect whimsy and invitation.... May we never tire of this ritual of self expression..."
-Jacqueline Vanden Baar
Signature: Signed and numbered in "Shirt Tag"