Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A day and a half

This is the name of one of my latest works. It is a skirt made entirely of used coffee filters that I collected from our school cafeteria over a day and a half timeline. I sorted through lots of coffee grinds to get to them. I then hand stitched the skirt together. I then used the grinds to dye the organic cotton shirt. The belt is made from the paper that I used to cover the tables in order to dry my filters.

This is really my attempt at showing the viewer how much garbage we actually generate with something as simple as coffee brewing. What if we were personally responsible for the garbage we generate? Would we be more crafty with it?