Inspired by bike rides along the Midland Trail in Colorado Springs. When the trail dips low along Fountain Creek, signage warns: “In case of flooding, climb to higher ground.” With the global rise in temperatures and water levels, coastal cities will soon be underwater and many will be migrating to higher elevations.
And speaking of water, every year, the fashion industry uses 93 billion cubic meters of water in its manufacturing processes — enough to meet the consumption needs of five million people.
40"x9"x1" Deconstructed Men's Muslin Shirt, Sewing and Embroidery Threads sourced from Who Gives A Scrap, Encaustic, Hand carved block print on Tissue paper, Hand stitching by Sheary Clough Suiter
The nature of today's fashion industry is to discard and replace; in the United States, a staggering 85 percent of our textiles go to the dump each year; the equivalent of one garbage truck of clothing burned or dumped in a landfill every second. These free-hanging sculptures seek to re-envision and re-purpose articles of clothing that might otherwise end up in landfills.