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Amy Karle is an artist and designer who uses the mind, body, science and technology to create her work. Examining both material and ethereal aspects of life, Karle’s work taps concepts of what it means to be human and in this body, expressing internal experiences in visual forms; in turn her garments inform an internal experiences of how we feel about ourselves and in our body. In this short video she speaks about her motivations, process and vision in creating “Internal Collection” garments based on anatomy.

In a dream of anatomical overlays, Artist Amy Karle switches up conventions about the body and beauty by showing representations of internal systems in external wearable form. Considering identity through the body and healing and augmenting the body, the garments were created by hand and digital manufacturing technologies. Each garment is based on a different aspect of the body (ligaments, lungs, cardiovascular system,  nervous system). By depicting designs inspired by our internal systems, this work communicates that when we share our likeness and what is going on inside of us, it offers an opportunity for finding beauty within ourselves and connection with others.

DIRECTOR, EDITOR Charlie Nordstrom

GARMENTS BY AMY KARLE “Internal Collection”, 2016-2017

Kevin Lim

Tara Thompson
Victoria Lozada
Michelle Sandoval
Kathryn Elizabeth

Nikeshia Blount
Whitney Renee
Hair Stylists
Madai Jamiez
Janene Dorsett

SHOES by United Nude

Christyl O’Flaherty
Urban Bio Systems

Andrea Edited for Media

Photographer: Kathryn Elizabeth

Model: Andrea Davis

Body Paint/MUA/Hair: Kathryn Elizabeth


“How Sweet It Is” for The San Diego County Fair 2018

(Corsets are Edible)

Ghadir from Allen's Camera Edited by Kate

Photographer: Allen Davis

Model: Ghadir Mounib

Design/MUA/Hair/Edit: Kathryn Elizabeth

Kathy Cameron and Ghadir from Kate's Cell PhonePhotographer: Kathryn Elizabeth

Models: Ghadir Mounib and Kathy Cameron

Design/MUA/Hair/Edit: Kathryn Elizabeth

Kathy Cameron from Kate's Cell Phone

Photographer: Kathryn Elizabeth

Models: Kathy Cameron

Design/MUA/Hair/Edit: Kathryn Elizabeth