“Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Garden State” at MAM

For in excess of two a long time, Jersey Metropolis-based mostly WOOLPUNK®  has been fashioning artwork that is at at the time visually charming and socially stirring. Functioning mainly with recycled textiles, found objects, photos, and textual content-primarily based imagery, she addresses such troubles as environment endangerment, economic inequality and homelessness. Within the earlier yr, her abundant and inventive creations have made their way into a diverse assortment of web-sites which include the Planet Trade Centre, Bergdorf Goodman, and FIT’s Artwork and Design and style Gallery.

Now on view at the Montclair Art Museum is WOOLPUNK®’s massively outstanding Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Garden Point out. Dependent on a photograph of a group backyard garden in Jersey City, the closing generation, 30 feet wide x 13 feet very long, features recycled textiles on an embroidered photograph. All of the resources applied — garments, fabric scraps and assorted textiles — were being donated in response to the artist’s open up simply call to the MAM neighborhood. And anything that was not utilised was then donated to the Salvation Army.

Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Garden Condition brilliantly provides attention to landfill waste that is comprised largely of clothing whilst questioning our penchant for the latest trend trends. Featured earlier mentioned is the artist in entrance of her function. Quite a few near-ups from Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky stick to:

A compact phase

The graffiti’d sky — which when gorgeous, also “reminds us of the air-polluted sunsets”

More sunflowers

A nearer look at the information

Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Back garden Point out continues to be on view through August 6, 2023. Located at 3 S Mountain Ave in Montclair, NJ, the Montclair Artwork Museum is open Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Images 1-4, Lois Stavsky 5, Courtesy of the artist