'Scapes of the Clothed Figure

It is the clothed figure I find so intriguing for we must conjure the body underneath based solely on the contours and lie of the covering.  Parts are hidden under folds or stiff fabric.  Other parts are revealed through taut, clinging, or transparent fabric.  It’s a mysterious exploration.  But it’s also a metaphor for any covering over form, any facade which simultaneously can hide and reveal what is underneath.  Pushed psychologically, the metaphor can describe our own affective behavior, as we allow some aspects of our nature to be shown to the world, but conscious or not, keep other parts hidden.

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