This Is Me

Larry Krone

This Is Me

Beaded school uniforms
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This Is Me is a window display at Cookie’s. For the project, Krone used school uniforms and wrote the words “THIS IS ME” on them by cutting the letters through all thicknesses of fabric and replacing them with shiny fabric. From this treatment, the uniforms are made unwearable, functional only as a displayed work of art. The completed installation looks very similar to the store’s existing window displays, but upon closer inspection, it is evident that the uniforms have been altered to convey a message concerning gender, religion, identity, craftsmanship, and the identity of the artist.