Indirect Expression

Photo: @maizhouyuan

Photo: @maizhouyuan

I have been talking about emotion in class lately and teaching about how one can facilitate the expression of it.  Sometimes there are no words to describe what is held in our bodies and then we must use what is known as "indirect expressive methods". These involve activities such as play, drawing, painting, writing, dancing, music and photography to name a few.

I have been thinking about the power of fashion and clothing as an expressive method and how sometimes the clothes I am drawn to are because I need to say something that I cannot seem to find the words for.  So today the words do not come so easily and I will let fashion tell my story.

Photo @maizhouyuan

Photo @maizhouyuan

Do your clothes ever express an emotion for you that you cannot say with words?