My first inspiration in the V and A has always been the lights. I was mesmerised by the Swarm Study III by Random International. Equally I have always been drawn to the sad face of The Artist's Wife Nita Maria Schonfeld Resch by Conrad Dressler in the Sculpture Room. I wanted to dress her up and connect her to the world of fashion, initially I wanted to put some really outrageous jewellery on her and I may do this another time but I was so taken by the Pucci dress and the bathing suits that I felt I had enough to work with. I wanted to do something that took her out of the museum or show her longing for something else.
London, England (retailed)
Finnigans Ltd. (retailer)
V&A collection reference number(s):
A.3:1-1995, T.337-1997, T.293-1971, T.294 & A-1971