The journey for Katy’s Reformica wearable art piece may have stopped at pre-selection in Nelson in last year’s World of Wearable Arts Show, but that’s not going to keep this masterpiece down.
Featuring in today’s Dominion Post the artwork is one of the stars of AWE, a ‘second chance’ show for WOW ‘rejects’.
But when the message of recycling and reusing waste material looks this beautiful there are no rejects in our world.
Reformica will be joined by the latest outfit comprising recycled packing board, waste offcuts of sheet formica and mirrored acrylic. We’ve called it ‘Fault’ in reflection of Aotearoa’s fractured landscape. You can see Fault and Reformica, along with an array of other incredible garments worthy of everyone’s awe created by local artists, at AWE – Aston Norwood, Kaitoke – next Saturday 30 June.
Katy creates these garments to practice what she preaches and show her students exactly what can be created with waste material as part of the NCEA sustainability projects. Bravo Katy – it looks better on the catwalk than in landfill!