Silin Gu


Class of: 2025

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Wearable helmet made of aluminum wire and acrylic boards

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: Students will explore their new/current environment. – Research structures of exoskeletons or creatures in nature with a shell. Their function, structure, movement, etc. – Research the senses and how they are manifesting the notion of our body and surrounding

There is a saying that everyone has four wives as a metaphor, one being our possession, one being our family and friends, one being beauty, but the one that will always be with us is our inner soul which comes with you even after death. Our soul is connected to your heart and mind, and our mind connects to all of our senses. This is the one that needs to be protected, cared for the most. I want to research the idea of a harness for our soul, our mind and our thinking. This is the location to where all senses go and affect the notion of our body. While giving it protection, keeping ourselves within our shelters, but there should always be an opening door to let new things in.