Stays (corsets) were made from whale bone and were incredibly tight and uncomfortable. They provided the structure for graceful posture and quality of deportment required for ladies at the time. Flat, V-shaped front formed from the base of the stomach
love love love- i love this style of knife painting with teh rich colors- so often with rain. makes everything feel more alive and yet almost otherworldly at the same time. I feel like that is what art is supposed to be; hold up, knife painting!