When The Dress Arrives

Mixed media

An installation as part of Soon Quarterly’s 2.01 issue launch party.

This installation consists of individually cut letters on color construction paper reading:

“Sometime soon, the secretary of the Smithsonian will send a letter to Mrs. Obama introducing her to the collection and asking if she would donate something to represent herself in the collection. Although it is certainly not required, it has been a tradition for the First Lady to donate the inaugural ball gown since Helen Taft donated hers in 1912. Depending on the first lady’s schedule, it can be anywhere from six months to two years before the dress is donated.”
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