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Dawn Marie Forsyth

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Persona_install
Persona: individual & collective illusions, 2008 Multi Media Varies © mixedmediartist/dmf
Persona_install3_5x7
Persona: individual & collective illusions, 2008 Multi Media Varies © mixedmediartist/dmf
Digital_install_5x7
Persona: detail, 2008 Mylar Varies © mixedmediartist/dmf
Detail_sjsleeves
Persona: detail, 2008 Silk Organza, Felted Wool Varies © mixedmediartist/dmf
Blurbrolls
Persona: detail, 2008 Felted Wool Varies © mixedmediartist/dmf
Blurbgirl
Persona: detail, 2008 Silk Chiffon, Polyester Shirting, Cotton Trim, Nylon, Spandex, Aluminum, Monofilament. Varies © mixedmediartist/dmf
Blurbself
Persona: detail, 2008 Embroidered Worsted Wool, Silk Thread, Nylon, Spandex, Aluminum, Monofilament. Varies © mixedmediartist/dmf
Blurbjersey
Persona: detail, 2008 Cotton/spandex Jersey, Cotton Thread Varies © mixedmediartist/dmf
Blurbcover
Persona: detail, 2008 Silk Organza Varies © mixedmediartist/dmf
Dm_84_6x4
Persona: detail, 2008 Multi Media Varies © mixedmediartist/dmf
Unwearablesannc
(un)wearable, 2008 Mixed Media Variable © @cabrillo gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Glendale, California
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
San Francisco & Los Angeles
Schools
SFSU (San Francisco State University), 2008, MFA
Otis College of Art and Design
Representing galleries
SFSU Gallery, Cabrillo Gallery
Tags
architecture, body, Clothing, dress, ethereal, narrative, empty, garment, fashion, fabrication, persona, surreal, urban, visual, zen, ascend, mixed-media, installation, landscape, video-art, performance, photography, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

Human experiences including our individual and collective struggles with identity, environment, our internal and external landscape and the exposure of hidden desires are all primary in my work. In my current work I am investigating the empty garment and its influence on visual culture. In the absence of human form these empty garments become structures for narratives, architecture and metaphor for the constructs that restrain and embrace us. I use this powerful signifier to question our illusions of self, society and the struggle/desire paradox.