Iron Spine Aloft

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Iron Spine Aloft
204 in
204 in
1 in
(518 cm x 518 cm x 3 cm)
Photo Credit
Rob Koch
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Reclaiming and repurposing materials to use in my art has been my practice for years. I use meditative hand stitching and mending of vintage linen, alongside my industrial sewing machine to stitch and collage layers of translucent single use plastics which would otherwise contribute to litter pollution. The transformation I subject them to makes these materials unrecognizable.

The contradiction of my materials and subject matter - flimsy plastics, vintage linens and manmade symbols of progress and power – useful and damaging – are the underpinnings for the social, environmental and political narrative that defines my work. Architecturally inspired, thoughtfully repurposed and delicately stitched is my art practice. The climate emergency that the world is facing right now is informing how I live and practice my art. I use my artwork to engage and raise awareness about the need to achieve a zero waste society.
Single-use plastic, thread
Collage, thread sketching, hand stitching