Nets (Balancing act)

Nets (Balancing act) features scrap fabric left over from dressmaking, alterations and other creative projects to explore alternate states of the garment as a readymade object. These scraps, some as narrow as 0.5cm wide, are stitched together to form a chain and then woven into large, diamond-like nets. Up close these irregular fragments echo the form of pattern pieces cut away and garment construction once in-tact. When using only existing scrap material, its haphazard shapes, sizes, colours and textures determine the aesthetic outcome and scale of the work, rather the artist's own preferences. In doing so, this work functions more like a service, providing an alternative outlet for the waste that’s generated from the artist's own creative process. 

Fabric, thread (215cm x 230cm)

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EMILY McGUIRE