This body of work considers how cancer alters the body and perception of self. The pieces serve to study and replicate the transitions of cancer and what is left afterwards. Amy Karle begins by turning the body inside out, envisioning internal models of what the body and self experience. She externalizes this vision into a form outside of the body with the bulbous dramatization of shapes, specimen-like embellishments, l.e.d. highlighting, marked deterioration through disintegrating fabric treatments, use of meat and self-dismembering garments. The theme of cancer and its’ effects is the departing point of the work, delving into many facets of cancer to capture the enigma of contentment after fight.
Presented in fashion show format for American Cancer Society Benefit 2005