A Flexi-Shield is a soft barrier, like a second skin, that provides protection from harmful elements. It is infused with preserved medicinal plants for the ill, heartbroken and bereaved. In some varieties, Advil Liqui-Gels are added for aches and pains, and Tic Tacs for extra freshness on the go. Light absorbent surfaces allow solar energy to infuse the garment, powering screens and keypads that can be used for a variety of purposes, from keeping a journal to bridging contact with the dead. A Flexi-Shield may be customized with the wearer's preferred talismans, family crests and emblems. Masks of loved ones can be included for an additional cost.
Amy Brener was born in Victoria, BC and is based in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated with an MFA in Sculpture from Hunter College in 2010 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011. Her work has exhibited internationally at venues such as Derek Eller Gallery and Know More Games in New York, Aanant and Zoo in Berlin, and MacLaren Art Center in Ontario. Her sculptures are currently on view in Greater New York at MoMA PS1.