glass -- summer -- the dress of birth
leaves -- fall -- the dress of childhood and exploration
sticks -- winter -- the dress of adolescence and making choices
stones -- spring -- the dress of maturity and assurance
The Dress of Bottles was contructed of glass bottles that were wired to a chicken wire frame made in the shape of a generic 'A-Line' dress. The headdress was made of antique vicks and milk of magnesia bottles that I'd found at a yard sale. Bracelets were made of beach-washed glass fragments.
The performace began with the dress hanging on chains and me moving it from inside. Later I released its chains and freely propelled the clanking mass throughout the space.