"Wow! Are you kidding? That can't be made from trash." This is a common reaction to the work of internationally-known artist and environmental educator, Nancy Judd. Her stunning apparel appears to be high-end couture, but a closer look reveals a twist. Judd loves the challenge of "upcycling" common disposable objects into elegant and glamorous garments that inspire people to look at waste more critically. Her "trashion" pieces are magnificent works of art that illustrate the important role that consumer consciousness and resource conservation plays in the sustainability of our planet.
Eighteen unique garments fashioned from recycled and repurposed materials will be exhibited on dress forms. You will learn about the process of construction and samples of the original materials used in each garment, such as, aluminum cans, bicycle tire inner tubes, and dry cleaner bags. In 2012, Ms. Judd won an Audubon& Toyota TogetherGreen fellowship for her work as an environmental educator.
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is proud to present "ReDress" as an inspiration for new ways of thinking about trash and our responsibility to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Visit the exhibition and be inspired to make a difference!
Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.
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