Our story starts when I began my studies at Auckland University doing a Bachelor of Visual Arts. The first year was such an eye-opener into what art is and can be. This, combined with being a poor student and working at the local video store for minimum wage, led me to look at using found and secondhand objects within my artwork. Trash yards, emporiums, inorganic collections and thrift stores became my playground, changing my outlook completely. My love for reusing and recycling also comes from being sentimental – enjoying the history that an object has and the story that it tells.
The business started with a gorgeous secondhand purple tartan wool blanket, bought for $10 from the Salvation Army. I made it into a cushion and appliqued an image of a deer onto it. Since then, we have been largely focused on using secondhand fabrics and reworking them into something new. Tired woolen…
- Born on December 3
- Joined May 31, 2010
- Mount Maunganui, New Zealand