| PORCUPINE DEFENSIVE DRESS
|The second in my series of defensive gowns, the Porcupine Dress allows the user to imitate the defensive quill-erecting behavior of a porcupine. Over thirty oven-baked, hand-painted quills prick up when the wearer detects a threat and bends their back in almost fetal position. In this way the user braces themselves for the possibility of an attack while simultaneously decreasing the probability of an attack by the sudden and alarming display. Created for the Geek Arts and Green Innovators Festival at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, this piece is designed to camouflage to a cocktail party and to erect it's quills when I'm intimidated.