Suspended shirt installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen

February 05, 2013

Finnish environmental artist Kaarina Kaikkonen uses second-hand clothing to create installations in open spaces, often suspending them above roadways or in large warehouses. Photographed here, her most recent work Are We Still Going On? uses hundreds of children's shirts hung to resemble the interior hull of a ship. In this particular installation she has organized each shirt by color, representing a symbolic dialogue on gender. Throughout her works and installations, most of them built directly into their spaces, Kaarina says that she is trying to search her constantly changing outline. "I need an outline to understand myself more clearly - to understand where the internal ends and the external begins." (via colossal)