“Grotesque, making extreme exaggerations and unfathomable representations for the body, violating the idealized, classical body.” This is how Tara Keen Douglas describes the Carnival costumes that she created as part of her masters thesis. Costumes that are made out of paper.
Tara’s experience at Trinidad’s Carnival made such a lasting impression on the aspiring architect that it inspired her thesis. As part of her exploration, Tara created four Carnival costumes, three of which are made with paper. The costume shown above is titled “Sublimation” and is made of craft paper. Read more about Tara’s thesis exhibit here. [KR]
Photo from Tara Keen Douglas