Artist: Judy Bales
Title: Bound but Free, Look #05
Attribution: Bound but Free, Look #01 Back View, detail, 2021, Judy Bales
Materials: Stretch knits
Dimensions: Size small
Image Statement: Conceptually, this line grows from the designer’s interest in the spiritual nature of life and her lifelong search for freedom within the restraints of corporeal existence, by which we are all bound. The tightly worked areas visually bind and contain the figure, while freedom of movement by the models walking the runway show triumph over bondage.