"As soon as I realized the weakness of the flesh, I yearned for the comfort of the yarn..."
2018 - From denim leftovers, I created the denim sculpture “FEEL”.
HXWXD 120X50X50 cm.
Doors of perception
The denim sculpture has a cripple and sad appearance. In an era of digital overconsumption, we receive an overload of information. Our brains have limited resources. When constrained and overwhelmed with thoughts, they pursue well-trod paths of least resistance, trying to efficiently bring order to chaos. Information overload keeps us mired in noise...
“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” T.S. Elliot.
2014 - My first no-waste challenge! As I discovered all the wrong ingredients the market provides us and how these harmful products damage our planet, I started to rethink. How to re-use materials. By collecting old garments and textiles (mostly jeans, as this is the most commonly worn garment of this ànd the last century) there is plenty of material available in my studio.
To upcycle is meaningful, you will contribute to a better environment, it will reduce your carbon footprint because the product does not produce extra CO2 emission.
The recycled denim mini dress "voodoo dolls", was part of the exhibition organized by the Textile Museum Bussemakerhuis.
Photography: Lola Mooij - Models: Lisa Timisela & Robin Hids
Little dresses, skirts, vests, and accessories. All made from waste material. Unique items with still the feel of vintage. Green ethical fair garments will make everybody happy: the maker, our nature, and the consumer.
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
Edgar Allan Poe