ecoFAB Trash Couture 2019

Recycled Dress using plastic bags, plastic seed bag and mesh bag from purchasing rocks at local store
Japanese Screen in background found at a local Goodwill, a bit damaged and not attractive painting, updated with colors in my own abstract style to highlight the outfit
Installation/hanging piece- Drum Heads cut/cleaned and sprayed Gold, connected to form shape than thread holding used paper lanterns decorated in plastic bags along with washers and used clear gift boxes.


Tiffany Nicole modeling Tiffany in Blue at ecoFAB Trash Couture event, Columbia SC 8-2019, Tapps Gallery



So this show has happened and now until the end of October my 3 piece recycled work will be in the windows of Apps, Main Street, Columbia, SC…go check all the windows out!



On August 31, 2019 I will be in Columbia, SC for the newest edition of ecoFAB Trash Couture.  This will be the first year I will be participating fully in the Recurrent part of the show.

So the outfit I made is from plastic bags (Target and Publix) along with very used Black trash bags cut up for the skirt.  The top was picked from my dumps recycle bin, it is a grass seed bag that was white, it is also plastic but made to look like a burlap sack.  As you see I painted it for excitement to mix with the skirt.  I made a small head piece from a piece of felt and a mesh bag cut up from a love’s purchase of decorative rocks.

In addition, the recurrent part is to make 2 pieces that are clearly separate but work with the recycled runway piece.  The hanging piece is made from used drum heads and sprayed gold.  My son is a drummer and so I collect all his used and dead drum heads, so glad I thought of something to make from them…..there are varying sizes of paper lanterns I covered with the same plastics as the skirt and then painted a couple to coordinate with the outfits theme.

The screen I found at a Goodwill in Hilton Head, it is a beautiful Japanese 4 panel Screen that had 2 swans spread out over its surface.  I changed it to my own painting style, acrylic and abstract but to very much work with the other pieces.

This took me a lot of hours to complete, spurts and starts is the story of working with trash!

Recycled Runway outfit, repurposed Japanese Screen and hanging installation made from drum heads and paper lanterns. 2019

Hope you give it a try to recycle something you were just about to get rid of, be brave, its a challenge but its rewarding!