Brooke E. Demos

Show ran from 7/1/2007 to 7/28/2007

“Thou Shalt Reuse,”  woven and knotted post-consumer plastic shopping bags

The artist states her work is “…both a functional reuse and critique on the over-abundance of plastic shopping bags.”  She continues, “…I weave discarded plastic bags because of the transformation that occurs when I process this modern waste product, produced in vast quantities on a global scale, into a sensual fabric or textile construction. The material speaks to me about where it comes from and what it is made of, directing me to themes of a universal shopping culture, sustaining the environment, and turning blight into beauty. I work with the inherent colors of the bags in my formal concerns when designing appropriate patterns and textures for individual pieces.”