child’s strait jacket

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A memory of a most hated garment was sent to me. This person was placed in care as a child and whenever he or another child was naughty or caught fighting or even just if he was crying, he was made to wear a strait jacket until he had calmed down. They recall that a lesser punishment was being locked in the laundry cupboard with the light off.
Images that follow are samples from my sketch book and the finished jacket. Handmade with excerpts of the memory screenprinted onto the fabric. Other parts of the text are secreted in the lining and stitiching of the jacket.

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