Artist statement: This sculpture was inspired by the musical Phantom of the Opera. The sculpture is completely made out of paper giving it a delicate and feminine look. The dress is intended to give a ghostly and almost phantom like feel to audiences. Being only on a dress form, and the proportions of the dress being human sized, I believe the viewers can sense the type of person who may have worn the dress, and they can create their own interpretation from it.
-- Catherine Kelly is currently a senior at Lewis University and is double majoring in Psychology and Studio Art. Catherine currently lives in Glen Ellyn and expects to graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in May, 2016. After college, she will attend graduate school at Adler University in Chicago. There she will be studying Art therapy and Counseling. In the future, Catherine hopes to work with Alzheimer’s patients through hospice care or through nursing homes.