Though it evolved throughout the history of Japan, the kimono retained a consistent silhouette, regardless of gender or class, with the wearer’s personal identity reflected by uniquely patterned details on the garment’s surface. This two dimensional surface gains a three dimensionality, both as the kimono/object, and through its containment of a human form. The group of images created here reference historic decoration, with elements cut by hand from photographs that were repeated to form “fabrics”, then re-assembled into patterns on paper, and ultimately photographed.