The sadness of this mannequin's resigned expression, her beauty, her baldness, and
especialy her mutilation, all ask larger and more disturbing questions than whether
I like the clothes she is displaying. A young women with a shaved head suggests cancer
and concentration camps; the slice through her right eye, parallel with her elegant
collar, speaks of abuse, misogyny and rape in the heart our 'civilized' society.
The 1990 image on this page coupled with the caged mannequin taken on the same trip, at left,
was the initial seed for the continuing "store life"
theme although it would be another 10 years before I would set out to the strip mall
just to fill a roll or memory card with store windows.