I have recently visited ‘Lost in Lace’ exhibtion at Birmingham City Art Gallery and the Stewart Easton exhibition ‘Four Tragic Tales’ at the MAC. Both exhibitions were inspirational and the ‘ghost dresses’ of  ‘After the Dream’ by Chiharu Shiota, ecoes the dress my mother made for my MA show. which was an interpretation of the empty dress that was Charlotte Bronte’s wedding dress. Chiharu Shiota said of the work, ‘My installations with clothes always refer to the clothes as a second skin, which carry the memories of the people who wore these clothes’

After the Dream, Chiharu Shiota, 2011
'The Empty Dress'
Stewart Easton 'Four Tragic Tales'