Nika Feldman: Recycled Prayers
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.

Nika Feldman: Recycled Prayers
The flags in the above photo are seen in the home of architect Nicolas Soulier and artist Cécile Daladier, and published in Remodelista, June 2013: At Home with an Artful Couple in the South of France, by Alexa Hotz.

Nika Feldman: Recycled Prayers
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.