Ash Ragins – “Perfect” Shirt

Artist: Ash Ragins
Title: “Perfect” Shirt
Grade: 10th
School: Bentley Upper School
Teacher: Aram Muksian

This piece was created by stacking ten separate images of people’s favorite shirts and blending them together. It was made to showcase how every person is different through the clothing they wear. One size of shirt is just right for one person, but would not fit another, just like how one person may not have the same economic, mental, or educational needs as another. When you try to make everyone fit into the same box, even with the best intentions, it doesn’t work, much like how if you try to make one “perfect” shirt out of everyone’s favorites, you get a result that none of them could wear, even if they wanted to.