wrapped debris & beach fashion 2011-14

Wrapping an object can both obscure, and bring it to our attention. I wrap beach debris to change our perception of it’s nature. Transform it from something ugly and undesirable to something beautiful and of value. Wrapping is fun and easy to learn. All sorts of people take to it, and by doing so create something unique.

Clothing is both ubiquitous and a way for us to express something of who we are. Knitting clothing that speaks to my experience cleaning beaches is a way for me to both record what I have done and show something of my relationship to the sea.

Assorted beach plastic, 2014.
Assorted beach plastic, 2014.
Wrapped debris and seaweed, 2013, Victoria, Canada.
Wrapped debris and seaweed, 2013, Victoria, Canada.
Wrapped debris at downtown mall workshop, 2013, Victoria, Canada.
Wrapped debris at downtown mall workshop, 2013, Victoria, Canada.
"25,000 small acts of repair," beach debris wrapped in wool, Falmouth, UK, 2012.
“25,000 small acts of repair,” beach debris wrapped in wool, Falmouth, UK, 2012.
"25,000 small acts of repair" beach debris wrapped in wool, Falmouth, UK, 2012.
“25,000 small acts of repair” beach debris wrapped in wool, Falmouth, UK, 2012.
"25,000 samll acts of repair," (beach debris wrapped by public,) Falmouth, UK, 2012.
“25,000 small acts of repair,” (beach debris wrapped by public,) Falmouth, UK, 2012.
"a year and a day of cleaning beaches" knitted wool scarf, 2012.
“a year and a day of cleaning beaches” knitted wool scarf, 2012.
"Nature Child" knitted wool swimsuit, beach debris, 2011-2013.
“Nature Child” knitted wool swimsuit, beach debris, 2011-2013.
"Data from beach clean, Porthbeor Beach, July 2011," 2011, tapestry wool.
“Data from beach clean, Porthbeor Beach, July 2011,” decorative patches knitted with tapestry wool, 2011.

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