Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Kirsty Whitlock embroiders unusual surfaces making the mundane exceptional and challenging the consumer culture by transforming trash into treasure.
"I use recycled and reclaimed materials as a response to the throwaway culture of consumerism. My chosen medium depends on the concept I am exploring. I love to re-use materials if I can sew on it I will usually work with it! My work explores the potential of communicating a social message through the use of discarded household items, including plastic carrier bags and newspapers, using them as a format for machine embroidery." Kirsty Whitlock