When I get out of the 7 train at Grand Central, I am faced with a long stairwell leading up to 42nd St. At the base of the stairwell, I often notice the yellow, hand painted numbers, which demarcate the first flight. Should I catalog all the trees in my yard? All the rocks and sticks too?
Into The Fold, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 2009 (video)
Working with over 20 volunteers, I created a monumental sculpture from 3,615 pounds of second hand clothing. The resulting piece was a 5 x 6 foot cube made in 4 sections.
Why 3,615 pounds? That’s the amount of textile waste created by New Yorkers every 5 minutes.
This event, hosted by the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education, was part of the 5th Annual Green Brooklyn…Green City Fair and Symposium at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Columbus Park. Clothing for the event was loaned by the textile recycling company, Wearable Collections.
Video by Adam Kaufman