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Flowernaut Helmet
Flowernaut Helmet
Plaster, rice paper, acrylic paint, silk flowers, duct tape
2016

I imagine the archetype of the astronaut as a strong feminine figure traveling inside her internal space, even the dangerous vastness created by sexual assault and trauma, to find the truth. This space may not be safe or inhabitable, so the helmet provides a sense of safety, altering auditory perception. It is lined with white peonies and roses to create its own oxygen and calming aroma as well as celebrating the feminine with floral metaphor. This helmet has been retrofitted with EMDR motors at each temple to serve as a functioning medical device in the treatment of PTSD symptoms.