Recycled Prayers are made from scraps of felted, second-hand sweaters. These multi-colored lengths of flags were inspired by the refuse from a local clothing design company. Toronto’s Preloved used second-hand clothes to cut patterns and fashion new designs. Like any clothing production, a multitude of scraps were produced daily. I collected these bags weekly, allowing the materiality of the scraps to dictate their transformation. The first sale of a 50 yard length of Recycled Prayers went to hang in the home of Toronto’s then mayor, David Miller.
The above photo features a one hundred yard length of Recycled Prayers as part of Trashformations, a group exhibition. The exhibition was curated by, Lloyd E. Herman and ran from 2005-2007 travelling from the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA to: Copia- The American Museum for Wine, Food & the Arts in Napa, CA; the Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA; & the Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH.