Susie MacMurry

Widow, 2009


MacMurray’s husband John died in 2006, and that profound experience has influenced much of her recent work, from Widow in 2009, where she individually inserted 43kg of adamantine dressmaker pins painstakingly through a black leather skin forming a seductively glittering evening dress, of human scale, that draws you to the touch yet immediately repels you with its sharp, cold, aggressive points, to the clingfilm pieces that speak of the desire to protect, to cover with love

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