Dress of Opening and Close of Being by Lesley Dill, 2008.
This striking piece is exhibited at the Smith College Museum of Art. The artist describes this piece as “…a dress of Being-ness. Her persona is a stately testament to the floral blossom on new life, and to the end of life with skeletons drawn from Tibetan art. Her dress is at once a gown of glory and also an armor…”
A gown of glory and also an armor. Sounds like a fit for any of us in today’s world.