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Jennifer Zona's avatar Jennifer Zona

Aware of the staggering global waste in the world, many of us have started recycling and going “Green.” My work process begins with discarded fashion. I discover these materials, and I cut these articles into long strips. Hundreds of sweaters, shirts, skirts, and coats are torn apart. The strips are then tied, knotted, woven, and braided together to create a collection of varied objects that recall organic forms. The weight and textures of the materials bring up emotions of security, similar to the comfort one feels when putting on an old sweater, or as natural as being encased in a cocoon ready for metamorphosis. Warmth may be regarded as a statement or metaphorical message that applies to the "human condition" understood as an existential problem. My objective is to expand and render more fluid the boundaries of what is still generally classified as women's work, reframing, even distancing, what is domestic and comforting from the viewer's experience.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 4"
  • Medium: Recycled Fibers
  • Width: 4'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 18'