Scar-Red

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2018-01-01
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Avila, Susan
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This garment is part of a wearable art collection called Matters of Dis-Ease, inspired by the red dress symbol used by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association to promote awareness of women’s cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of women. The collection, comprised of sculptural garments created from red textile waste salvaged from the garment industry (meant to parallel the waste from disease), is designed to make visible what is often invisible, not only the disease itself but also the stigma of a disease that may be exasperated by personal lifestyle choices. Scar-Red is a statement about women post heart surgery when although all the pieces are put back together the scar always remains.

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