Susan Avishai, ode to joy, 30”x24” stiffened hand cut men’s shirt backs, images courtesy of the artist
Susan Avishai: Among the Garbage & the Flowers
Susan Avishai creates sculpture from deconstructed, discarded clothing. Her work evokes awareness of the exploitive nature of garment manufacture and the paradoxically enormous problem of textile waste. Creating tactile installations of layered textiles Avishai abstracts her medium of waste. At the point where she inserts herself, the clothing can be looked at differently, turned around, seen anew. The works speak to our aesthetic sense even though they are made from the stuff we throw away.