We can never truly throw things away. They remain, maybe not in our homes, but somewhere on the earth.
I use recycled and repurposed textiles in the majority of my work, to honour the past work of others, for the narrative of the fabric, and attempting to reduce the environmental impact of my practice. Despite this, I still end up with left-over bits…mostly too small to use.
Whatever I create, creates waste, destined for the bin, to end up in landfill, probably not decomposing for many, many years.
What is left at the end of the day in the studio? This work is made from those scraps of fabric that remain.
Yet I still threw out a handful of dust and scraps…
DIMENSIONS: Total – 105cm high x 151cm wide
MATERIALS: Fabric scraps from previous work in the artist’s studio, polyester thread
YEAR MADE: 2020
PHOTOGRAPHER: Josh Wells