The Conscious Festival 2018 @ Parkroyal Pickering
September - November 2018
Waste, as marketed by its name, is usually seen as an undesirable product. In this installation, fabric scraps were granted a second life – having an elevated status by being framed as art. In doing so, the pillows re-imagine fabrics more meaningfully.
The pillows tell a story of their origins. Displayed in a similar manner to a colour chart, each pillow is linked to its specific brand of origin. The artwork draws links to the original owners of the fabric into a new cohesive storyline.
Pillow Talk demonstrates the possibilities for unwanted materials to be desirable. It is a calling for other designers/artists to see the potential of scrap fabrics as a source of material.