The White Dress Project
The White Dress Project, a one-hundred-and-eight-day commitment to daily creative practice, required artist Julie Püttgen to work in embroidery, photography, writing, and movement - every day. Participating in this process honed her attunement to the world through seeking out motifs to stitch, photo locations, and specific qualities of light. She had to agree to be seen in a garment that felt part priestly vestment, part performer’s costume, part initiate's robe, and part bridal drag. The project became a ritual of remarrying the Self, renewing vows to knowledge and compassion, while daring to show up in the world in a big, white dress.