Carrie V. Meushaw is a local to Baltimore with a longstanding interest in art and the process of crafting things by hand. Now a senior at the Maryland Institute College of Art she will graduate in May of 2013 with a BFA in Fibers. With a background in drawing and darkroom photography Carrie has adapted her experience with paper to garment through her material choice.
With careful precision, Carrie V. Meushaw has created Papercut, a body of work focused on repetition. Employing paper as a primary material, the artist folds and hand stitches piece-by-piece to attain structure across the surface. Folding and weaving the flat surfaces transform the exterior of the body by building volume, movement and strength. Transcending the fragile quality of paper, these dresses imbue the wearer with power and a flare of seduction.