Grace Kubilius is from Chicago and graduated from Maryland Institute with a BFA in Fiber and Experimental Fashion.
"Junk Bones is an exploration of the garment as an artifact, relic, or ghost. The body and the garment hold memories and personal histories, such as the decaying and derelict architectural spaces that influenced their creation. Destruction, reconstruction, and surface treatment are critical elements of the collection. Torn and shredded materials have been woven, braided, and stitched back together. Paint, shellac, plastic, and rust have been used to coat and cover surfaces, transforming soft fiber materials into brittle exteriors, and stiff, rigid structures. When worn, the garments begin to unravel, decay, and crack." Grace Kubilius