CONSUMER culture in the 20th/21st centuries has embraced the plastic bag as a disposable object – our environment is sadly compromised.
Our local community is part of a sophisticated first world country, and yet still we seem to ignore this indiscriminate use and disposal of the bags
I have been exploring ways in which they can be recycled using a wearable vernacular – in exhibitions including Greensmith ( Brisbane and California ), String Fundamentals ( Hong Kong ), and conducting workshops ( in FNQ ) on the making of wearable objects using plastic bags.
I also use recycled fishing line in my work, another potentially environmentally dangerous material that is found in abundance along the coastline and on the reef.
Reusing a few plastic bags will not solve the problem, but hopefully alert people to think before they take their groceries home in another contribution to an environmental disaster.
|Dark Blooms – Armpiece||2016||
||270mm (L), 60mm (W) 50mm (H)|
|Dark Blooms (washed) – Neckpiece||2016||
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|All-a-flutter: Brooch Pins||2016||
|JMGQ Pin Swap||2016||