The impact of the fashion industry on our environment has been a subject of much research and protest. I've followed the discussion with mixed feelings. Yes, we buy, wear, and throw away too many clothes. And yes, updating our wardrobe to reflect our identity is also important. Many creatives are finding ways to recycle, and more people are deciding to buy less, and wear longer.
I'm creating a body of work that explores the imprint of apparel on both the environment and our selves. Following the idea of using the clothing as a weed barrier, this first installation suggests the ways our culture is divided by race. After some time, there will be a pattern of dead vegetation left under the cloth.