Retex Sculpture, short for recycled-textile-sculpture, is a term i have coined for my 3D textile art pieces which are entirely created from up-cycled clothes.
Textile sculptures exist in various shapes and forms, and while manipulating fabrics is nothing new, i set the emphasis with retex-sculpting, on my self-imposed rule of only using repurposed fabrics, such as old clothes, bedsheets, curtains basically anything that has an interesting texture to it and gains a new existence through it's use within this art form.
Not being able to re-buy certain fabrics, creates a whole new level of creative thinking solely du to it's limited and random supply. It also opens up a universe of exciting textures and colours that if bought, one would have to spend an enormous amount of money to achieve the kind of selection i have at hand purely through donated clothes.
I am trying to be aware of the waste that i create, and repurposing textiles in the age of fast fashion, into something new and exciting, is no doubt an important part of my practice.
With the earliest pieces created in 2013, this particular part of my body of work, has been steadily growing and gained recognition within the Textile-art world, as it's very own niche.
I designed this awesome screen printed, sturdy recycled cotton tote for you to go wild with your wildest embroidery dreams. Follow the pattern, fill in and leave out whichever parts you like, and be sure to take part in my competition ( to be held this December)
To be in with a chance to win, decorate your bag to your hearts content, take a pretty picture, and let the public choose their favourite!
What you could win, is a goodie bag full of one of each of my merchandise items!
That is - one of each patch
- One of each pin
- embroidery kit
And of course one more awesome Tote bag!! Just in time for Christmas ;)
With taking part in the competition, you agree to give me the rights to use your picture of the bag for all promotional and purposes.
One of a kind Hand embroidered respiratory mask from California 😷🌱
Super intricate hand embroidery of Nasty gal founder Sophia Amoruso.
Mounted and custom-framed.
Mounted for display in a 6" hoop, KAPOVARIES is sure to leave an impression on your wall ;)
A woman has many layers~ Matryoshka Big swinging Ovaries.
A woman isn't just defined by her biological sex. She who identifies as a female has many layers.
Designed and hand-embroidered by me, mounted in a 6" hoop.
The original hoop to my soon-to-be-released embroidery kit
Big swinging Ovaries design, hand-stitched and mounted in an 8" hoop.
Original botanical Hand-embroidery, mounted in a 6"(16cm) hoop
FuckOvaries embroidered on shirt. This is the only piece of it's kind and the original to all FuckOvaries printed apparel, soon to come to my shop! This one is a one off piece!