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Dates: November 2010 - November 2011

Description: One Year. Twelve Dresses. One artist’s challenge to create and to wear a work of art for each month of the year.

In her series, The Dress That Makes The Woman, Garcia intended to embark upon a ritualized creative challenge: to wear and to work daily on a dress for one month at a time, for an entire year. With this project came a year of love, loss, struggle and couture –the honest mess of one woman’s daily life.


The project was documented through photographs and journal entries on the artist's former blog. 


The dresses contextualize themes of womanhood, identity, motherhood, clothing and public vs. private social expectations. It was originally intended as a tactile motivational practice, but became a  personal metamorphosis. 

Related Exhibitions: 
Say Yes! To the Dress, Lincoln Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Fort Collins, CO, 2013

Dazzle Camouflage, G Gallery, Houston, TX, 2012

The Tulle Did Her In, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, 2011
Materiality, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY, 2014

Related Press:
Art New England

Stowe Today

Mallory Whitfield
Rocky Mountain Collegian 

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