Canson Infinity Rag Photographique
15' x 20" image | 17' x 22" sheet
"We are what we wear. Clothing affects perception, and putting on different clothes can dramatically change mood.
This series is about the psychology of dress. it references the changes of my own body (and priorities) following motherhood. Through clothing I can change how I feel but not who I am.
The negative space is just that - the space of my body now, variants in skin tone and texture. In some ways I was what I wore but am no longer. My body has become more flesh-like and abstract and there are things, physical and emotional, that no longer fit.
This work is informed by the research of Professors Hajo Adam and Adam Galinsky, whose paper 'Enclothed Cognition' discusses the systematic influence that clothes have on the wearer's psychological processes [used with kind permission]".
Series: Remarks About My Body
Signature: Signed, Numbered, Titled on Verso.
Image rights: Odette England
Direct from the artist.
About Odette England
Australian, b. 1975, based in Rhode Island, United States