Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

These might look like ordinary clothes on hangers, but they’re actually marble statues chiseled by Edinburgh-based sculptor Alasdair Thomson for a series known as The Identity Collection.

Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

Thomson’s friends donated their own clothes for the sculptor to recreate.

Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

Using chisels and drills, the artist carves each garment from a heavy slab of stone that can weigh several tons.

Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

Each “outfit” is made from the same material used for Michelangelo’s David—Carrera Marble.

Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

Thomson says that he is “exploring the way fabric hangs and folds, and is attempting to capture that lightness and gracefulness in stone.”

Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

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