Each piece in Metonymy is made up of a series of leather constructions, which are also able to be worn on the body. When dissected and exploded, there are “outfits” that represent distinct identities and personalities. There is humanity within our separateness and independence, even if at first we may seem to merely be part of the mass of humanity.
Leather evokes ideas of taboo, class, sex, sexuality in addition to an extreme range of emotions and reactions. People have a simultaneous fear and affinity toward leather and the attachments created around it. Communities have been ostracized because of it, while others have been given exclusive social status. It intimates the notion of armored protection, a sense of a living form, and mythical legends. It touches upon people’s unspoken conditioning around class, race, sexuality and gender. It is rebellion.