It’s that time of year again– time for the Wearable Arts Connection of Los Angeles to have their annual wearable arts fashion show!
This year’s theme was “Road Trip Jacket”. Here’s the entry information I submitted about my Wild Onion Jacket:
Title of Entry: Flashy Trash Jacket
Fabric/Materials used: Recycled junk food bags, plastic grocery bags (to back the chips bags), 100% cotton– from my stash, of course!
When asked to recall memorable road trips, most motorists extoll the beauty of passing scenery, the interesting folks met along the way, or the out of the way diners where delicious pie was eaten. Ask any mother of young children about her road trip experience, and when she’s finished rolling her eyes, you’ll likely hear about the amount of food that was handed to the backseat! Constructed of collaged chips and pretzel bags interspersed with black and white checked fabric reminiscent of car racing graphics, this original Wild Onion Jacket also speaks to the importance of recycling. Whether the artist finds new ways to re-use materials, or just keeps trash bags off the side of the road, let’s work together to clean up the Earth!
By the way, no child was harmed in the making of this jacket. They were both forced to eat broccoli at dinner that night!
I backed the chips bags with ironed on plastic grocery bags (I really had to scrounge for these. Now that I use Tee Bags for grocery shopping, my stock of plastic bags has dwindled dramatically!) This backing gave the bags more stability. There are orange crystals sparkling in the jacket, but the photo doesn’t show them.
Note: I won a blue ribbon (for Humor! So there, boys– proof that I’m funny!) Now, off to steam some veggies!