Photograph of a girl wearing a black dress.

Photograph of two girls.

Illustration of girl wearing a black dress.

Artist: Devlyn Van Loon
Year: 2010
Medium: Textile (dress) and conceptual drawing
Artist Statement: Fabrics and textures mimic the layers in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. A fitted bodice reflects the corseted style of the period, raw hems the deterioration of the narrator, extended panels the ripping of the wallpaper. The dress exists in the present as do many of the issues in the story. Model: Marley Reville (photographed with Devlyn Van Loon).