"What is the meaning of ‘Second Skin?’ The phrase is used in the latex fetish community to describe the sensation of being enveloped in a full-body rubber suit so skin tight that it resembles second skin. Additionally, many latex/rubber fetishists enjoy the anonymity of a gimp suit and the accompanying feeling of becoming someone else, someone with fewer inhibitions and free from the constraints of their everyday identity. It represents exchanging of personal identity for the safety of anonymity to express oneself without shame. The costumes in my work reflect the anonymity of real eco-activists as well as suggesting the backdrop of an environment so toxic that my characters need to don a second skin in order to protect themselves from the elements. In general, I am fascinated by the way in which kink provides the individual a sense of freedom from the fetters of normal existence by playing with and subverting social norms of appearance and behavior that dictate almost every aspect of our lives."