Shop address: http://littleshiva.etsy.com
Other sites: http://www.littleshiva.com, http://www.visibletrash.net
What draws you to using trashion materials?
I love trash. My mom got me started with thrift shops and dumpster diving as a kid and I haven't stopped in 45 years.
What trashion materials do you use?
I'm really against the use of plastic bags and do my shopping with re-useable ones, but the stuff always seems to pop up somewhere. So while I encourage people NOT to ask for the damn things when they go to the store, I do offer to take their collections of wadded-up plastic bags off their hands, and make stuff with that. I just found the most awesome trick ever on YouTube for cutting a plastic bag to make one continuous piece of plastic yarn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Where do you find your Trashion inspirations?
In all the crap lying around that I want to make disappear, the world at large, and my own imagination. If I can put it on my head, that's good too.
What are your current projects and what is on the horizon?
I'm working on a giant spider web called THE WEB OF TRASH for my traveling trash expo which will launch in the summer of 2010 at a castle in the south of France. There's also a page about that on the site. The show is called VISIBLE TRASH, ART INTO ACTION.
Anything else you'd like to add?
Yes... I'm not crazy about the word "trashion" but I like people who make stuff from rejects and am happy to be on the team.
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