This new body of work reflects the shift in my daily environment, from corporate office to artist’s studio. I have been reflecting on my role as a consumer in our world of mass production. My aim is to slow down the process by recycling materials, using them as new media and tools. I incorporate items castoff from my former life as a fashion designer, including repurposed denim.
Additionally, I have put aside traditional applications and techniques, and developed my own. On paper I thoughtfully place multiple layers of colour over printed dots that I have transferred from bubble wrap. On denim I reverse the action by discharging colour — meticulously removing layers. The work is a juxtaposition of past and present. I continue to include elements of pointillism, but have moved away from pixelated, digital-inspired images and figurative work to a more abstract place.
Key themes from my past work remain present, but global economic stewardship has become an essential part of my work. I am obsessed with how I, as an artist, can contribute to a healthy cultural ecosystem. My goal is to reconcile the economic prosperity of our fast fashion/digital age with the environmental impact, by finding ways to reuse materials and continue the important global dialogue around sustainability in all creative fields.
Mixed media on repurposed denim.
42"X 42" (Triptych)
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