Changing of the Guard



These fired clay and steel dresses expose one of the ways we hope our daily dress will protect us body and soul. Cloth and clay are just physical components until we project our desires on them. In this case, the cocktail dress and how it is displayed in military file becomes what appears to be a protective armor.


Installed in Spring of 2001 in BYU’s Harris Fine Arts Center in Provo, Utah.

© Copyright 2008 Jen Harmon Allen