Collage Bride 1
Collage Bride 1

Electrify Me

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is a patchwork of literary genres told through a collage-like layered narrative.

Collage Bride 2
Collage Bride 2

Her protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, creates a patchwork man with no ties and no affections.

Collage Bride 3
Collage Bride 3

A monster who is hateful and avenging toward the world because he wishes to “live in communion with an equal” but is denied.

Collage Bride 4
Collage Bride 4

As Victor’s creature becomes increasingly aware of his isolation, he demands of Victor to produce “a creature of another sex” for him, so he may “become linked to the chain of existence and events.”

Collage Bride 5
Collage Bride 5

Victor Frankenstein has the power to create life and to destroy it, to permit his creation into society or relegate him to isolation.

Collage Bride 6
Collage Bride 6

As readers, we see and experience the creature only through Victor’s attitude: as a living thing who is repulsive and abhorrent, a creature who cannot be included in society not only because of his outward appearance, but also because Victor refuses to expand the monster’s life by creating a companion for him.

Collage Bride 7
Collage Bride 7

This refusal by Victor to construct a link between his creation and a life in communion with another compels me to imagine what a companion for the creature might embody.

Collage Bride 8
Collage Bride 8

The eight collaged brides and their reimagined mixed-media paintings are constituted from bits and pieces from U.K. publications like British Vogue, Wallpaper, and i-D magazine.

Mixed-Media Bride 1
Mixed-Media Bride 1

An assemblage of Vogue sewing patterns and pages from Shelley’s novel make up the body parts fashioning the bride that Frankenstein’s sublime Creature longs for.

Mixed-Media Bride 2
Mixed-Media Bride 2

This series, Electrify Me, explores what it means to be human and our need to love and to be loved.

Mixed-Media Bride 3
Mixed-Media Bride 3

Having manufactured 16 brides, I imagine one of these works of art to be “electrified” and to come to life for the creature to walk through life with.

Mixed-Media Bride 4
Mixed-Media Bride 4

Which one will be summoned into being?

Mixed-Media Bride 5
Mixed-Media Bride 5

Which one electrified?

Mixed-Media Bride 6
Mixed-Media Bride 6

Electrify Me

Mixed-Media Bride 7
Mixed-Media Bride 7

Electrify Me

Mixed-Media Bride 8
Mixed-Media Bride 8

Electrify Me

Collage Bride 1
Collage Bride 2
Collage Bride 3
Collage Bride 4
Collage Bride 5
Collage Bride 6
Collage Bride 7
Collage Bride 8
Mixed-Media Bride 1
Mixed-Media Bride 2
Mixed-Media Bride 3
Mixed-Media Bride 4
Mixed-Media Bride 5
Mixed-Media Bride 6
Mixed-Media Bride 7
Mixed-Media Bride 8
Collage Bride 1

Electrify Me

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is a patchwork of literary genres told through a collage-like layered narrative.

Collage Bride 2

Her protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, creates a patchwork man with no ties and no affections.

Collage Bride 3

A monster who is hateful and avenging toward the world because he wishes to “live in communion with an equal” but is denied.

Collage Bride 4

As Victor’s creature becomes increasingly aware of his isolation, he demands of Victor to produce “a creature of another sex” for him, so he may “become linked to the chain of existence and events.”

Collage Bride 5

Victor Frankenstein has the power to create life and to destroy it, to permit his creation into society or relegate him to isolation.

Collage Bride 6

As readers, we see and experience the creature only through Victor’s attitude: as a living thing who is repulsive and abhorrent, a creature who cannot be included in society not only because of his outward appearance, but also because Victor refuses to expand the monster’s life by creating a companion for him.

Collage Bride 7

This refusal by Victor to construct a link between his creation and a life in communion with another compels me to imagine what a companion for the creature might embody.

Collage Bride 8

The eight collaged brides and their reimagined mixed-media paintings are constituted from bits and pieces from U.K. publications like British Vogue, Wallpaper, and i-D magazine.

Mixed-Media Bride 1

An assemblage of Vogue sewing patterns and pages from Shelley’s novel make up the body parts fashioning the bride that Frankenstein’s sublime Creature longs for.

Mixed-Media Bride 2

This series, Electrify Me, explores what it means to be human and our need to love and to be loved.

Mixed-Media Bride 3

Having manufactured 16 brides, I imagine one of these works of art to be “electrified” and to come to life for the creature to walk through life with.

Mixed-Media Bride 4

Which one will be summoned into being?

Mixed-Media Bride 5

Which one electrified?

Mixed-Media Bride 6

Electrify Me

Mixed-Media Bride 7

Electrify Me

Mixed-Media Bride 8

Electrify Me

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