Vanita collection concept

The concept of this collection of work came from looking at traditional 18th century Vanita paintings, which contained symbolic objects that often looked at the fleeting nature of life. The irony was that these paintings commenting on life, wealth and the pointlessness of commodities became just that and were extremely popular paintings in their own right. The idea for the dress came from studying decaying flowers (often depicted in Vanita’s):... Read More

Vanita series of work

Take a look at my Vanita collection of work from making costumes to staging the sculptural clothing to photographs and drawing, as well as installation work. Have a look at the the Vanita series gallery. www.karenleroyharris.com/vanita-series  Read More