Living in Litter three multi-purpose quilted-tarps
Plastic shopping bags, embroidery thread, stainless steel grommets, (Prototype) 800x800mm, (Final) up to 2500x2500mm, June 2012
Living in litter is the reality for so many people in India. People collect rubbish and then re-use rubbish. Creating an aesthetic beauty within the litter was my aim. Decorating one’s home in India not only brings beauty but can ward off bad spirits. This is a strong tradition that is all but lost in poor communities and slums. Can litter be used in an aesthetically inspiring way? Inspired by traditional hand embroidered quilts, these multi-purpose quilted-tarps made from everyday littered shopping bags and simple hand techniques could not only provide shelter, seating and bedding, but clean up the local streets and provide income.