D O N E G A N
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION 2021
About the Artist
Laura has been working with an abundance of clothes to make a wearable piece of artwork that will swallow her whole body to highlight wastage of clothing. In today’s society, high end fashion is being distributed at low-end costs creating an obsession with modern trends resulting in what has come to be known as fast fashion. By being consumed by waste textiles this sculpture comes to life with movement in remote areas where a plethora of textile waste can be found.
Laura first became infatuated with the idea of the waste in fast fashion when the area where she lives became a regular dumpsite for sacks of clothing. This disregard for the fashion industry and environment sparked her interest and through her research found that this is a global issue. Laura created this body of work in order to highlight this waste by allowing her body to become the clothing and packaging. This busy piece combined with slow movements and quiet settings shows that the clothing has become a disposable object in today’s society even though the clothing remains where it had been deposited.
It is metaphorical in showing that we live in a time where anything we want is at our fingertips and we lose the value and respect for this increased accessibility.