Wardrobes

2002 – ongoing

Wardrobes are private places where personal belongings are kept, not just clothes but objects with special meanings and memories. Children see them as spaces where adults hide secrets and I always felt there were secrets in my parent’s wardrobes. As a child my grandmother’s knickers drawer fascinated me, and we would search for sweeties that she kept in jars and the beautiful evening dresses in her wardrobe that she let us touch. My father had a bespoke wardrobe with special racks for shoes and drawers for all his different garments and my mother had a big walk-in wardrobe. I conceal letters and strange memorabilia like casts of my teeth in mine.