artistic noise: art from the juvenile detention system and beyond Dress of Dreams, Spectrum Detention
By Ana, Carmane, Felinesse, Jennifer, Kaillee, Kendall, Rosie, and Victoria


The participants at Spectrum Detention began this project by writing a journal entry about their hopes and dreams for the future. Over the next few weeks, the youth artists collaged images and words from their original journal entries onto paper panels for each section of the dress. All of the panels were stitched together to create the final dress, which presents a collective portrait of the girls and their aspirations for a brighter future.