Miya Ando: Gold Kimono, Dye, Water, Anodized Aluminum, Steel, Gold Leaf, 72″ x 48″, 2013. (Long sleeve kimonos traditionally are only worn in Japan by
unmarried women (married women wear short sleeve kimonos),
and this work was based on a kimono my grandmother made for
me–an exact replica of the size. With hundreds of plates
connected by metal, I wanted to create something very feminine,
yet armor-like, to explore identity.)

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