l watched hours and hours of ballerina documentaries on youtube while developing these pieces

ballet is the illusion of grace, beauty, purity, emotion, ease 

in reality it is disgusting, sweaty, bloody, difficult, painful

I wanted to take the most soft, graceful, special fabrics I could find and force them into harsh brutalist architecture inspired silhouettes, hours and hours of hand sewing. demanding perfection. never truly achieving it

and having to accept and see the beauty in that