IMAGE 1: Grafted Jacket.
Patchworked and hand-quilted shell of upcycled cellulose fibre dyed with Rubia Tinctorum, cotton batting, repurposed viscose lining.
IMAGE 2: Jacket with skin grafts.
Its outer layer of aged skin will eventually be regenerated and replaced by a fresh inner layer. Patchwork of found linen, cotton and hemp, some dyed with Rubia Tinctorum (madder). Hand-quilted with cotton, imperfections mended with gold thread. Inner layers of cotton wadding and slippery viscose.
IMAGE 3: Vest with a soft bruise.
Its shoulders have completely healed. Hand-knitted intarsia with alpaca, wool, silk, and mohair yarn.
IMAGE 4: Dress with healing scars.
Tissue thin skin, with a little section which seems to get burnt often. Singed silk organza mended with silk thread and dyed with Rubia Tinctorum (madder).
IMAGE 5: Shirt with a hard bruise.
Its skin is stretched tight over the bone, the old blood is close to the surface. Spray-painted silk organza, mother of pearl buttons, silk and polyester threads.
IMAGE 6: Crumpled together.
Clockwise from top left: Jacket with skin grafts, shirt with a hard bruise, dress with healing scars, vest with a soft bruise.
SCANNER: Antonia Papasergio