" Cone continues to strip the narrative from her paintings of female figures in high fashion dresses, isolating them in negative spaces- exercises in form, color and line. . .
Plato divided the world into the material world of appearance and the perfect world of pure form. He taught that everything in the material world is only a copy of the perfect form in the perfect realm- that we had to have had knowledge of perfection before our birth and recall the experience in this world.
Cone refines her ideas to their essentials, maintaining the female form in shape-defining couture, of the day, yet timeless. "