Recently my interest in function has shifted towards objects that offer an alternate purpose and engagement with the user, namely that which is expressed through clothing and the dress form. I remain interested in creating objects that engage with life experience. However, unlike tables, chairs, and cabinets, which offer a physical function of sitting, organizing, or storage, dress forms and mannequins allow exploration into the emotional and psychological function of clothing, body adornment, and beauty. While these forms are not intended to be functional in a traditional sense, they allude to the sensuality of the body and the beauty of material, contrasted with their hard and fixed shape. Using wood to make these garments allows them to be frozen moments in time. The way a model walks down a runway and stops in the ideal position showing the best view of an outfit, these wooden garments exist in their ideal position simultaneously warm, inviting, beautiful, and rigid.