In Her Closet: Clothing as Metaphor

Clare Murray Adams's avatar Clare Murray Adams

"In Her Closet" is an installation of twelve dresses made of organza that are suspended from the ceiling creating an environment that is a conscious effort to address the transparency of one's identity; characteristics that the individual might not think are obvious but can be readily apparent to others. The sheer fabric reveals the process involved in sewing as well as the process in living. In popular culture the phrase in/out of the closet refers to attributes one might want to hide. The dresses in the installation are completely out of the closet for display, inspection and interpretation. The installation images included here show the dresses hung in an 18x25' space with a 10-12' ceiling which allowed the viewer to walk among the entities. Other hanging options are possible.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 20-25'
  • Medium: fabric, found objects
  • Width: 14-18'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: no higher than 12'