Weaving with Waste

Weaving with Waste

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My work is concerned with addressing issues of waste. I am asking the question – can printmaking and weaving be used as a tool to unmake waste? Every year 20 million tons of post consumer textile waste are put into landfills. After years of working as a textile artist and seeing this waste creation first hand, my work strives to unmake waste and give value back to these materials. This piece was made from post-production textile waste, transforming discarded material into new forms. The concept of waste is man made, even the most damaged materials can be repurposed or reused to bring about something new.