Through the Walls: A wearable sculpture that is created specifically for Jessica Hayon, a dancer from the Heidi Latsky Dance Company. It uses the concept of a soft material going through a hard material because Jessica constantly defies the assumptions and stereotypes people place on her.
Jessica Hayon is easygoing, determined and helpful. She is constantly trying to prove to herself that she is capable of doing anything. For example, unlike a lot of the other dances she wasn't born with a disability and she didn't have an injury. It just developed over time. She has been using a wheelchair since she was 13. She is also currently training for her fifth marathon and she always lends a hand to her friends without them even asking.
Through the Walls attaches to her shoulder and travels down her body and connects to her ankle. It is made of geometric pieces of acrylic connected by straps of cotton woven through holes in the wood. The cotton pops out of holes in the acrylic to relate back to the original concept.