Subconsciously affected by the political climate, I felt an urge to create this series in an attempt to create a sense of protection. I chose these unknown and found photographs of women because they appear to stare intensely, confronting the viewer. Embroidered elements act as an armor, igniting thoughts about entrapment and the desire to surround the self with beauty in order to embody positivity in a state of uncertainty. The names of these pieces have significant meanings for strength and protection. 

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