During the winter of 2014 and 2015, I collected lost gloves found on the streets of New York City. Each glove was then torn apart, manipulated, sewn and stuffed, to create a singular character, taking on a life on its own. I believe that in each glove figure remains an essence, a trace of its former owner. The material, color and texture of the found gloves were dictating the character they will embody.
Street Figures was made possible by the passive contribution and participation of 70 people who lost their personal garment in public spaces. By collecting and manipulating the lost items, I created an exchange, taking one thing and in return, turning it into something else.
Height ranging from 3in to 12in, fabric and mixed-media.
Street Characters, fabric and mixed-media, 85in x 45in x 3in, 2014-15