After life taught her to find opportunity in adversity, Elizabeth Vaught has built her studio practice on creating art from discarded objects.
A ten-by-ten foot scrapyard angel will be suspended from the aptly named "Auto Heaven" building.
Belt made of duct tape. Necklaces sewn together with pop-tops. Wet suits turned into dresses. It must be Trashion Refashion.
The alternative crafts scene breathes new life into traditional materials and techniques, while renegotiating the contemporary commercial transaction.
“This is the original recycle,” says Ten Eyck Hunt. “Our society has gotten away from it in the last 50 years, but we need to get back to it.”
The show shimmers with the leavings of mass-produced consumer culture—a Fanta bottle cap, a plastic swing tag, a rainbow-striped chunk of flip-flop.