Trying a new form of art while fighting pandemic waste

Next Spring
The imperfect symmetry of life (stained glass)
Maurice Maeterlinck’s vision

As a dressmaker, I was hired several times in 2020 to make protective fitted masks in large quantities. Since many other projects had to be put on hold (no fittings in my home office, cancelled events), I embraced the new opportunity to keep my business going. The fabric left after cutting out parts of the masks came in odd but identical shapes. I collected a bagful of these pieces in different prints. Seeing how much trash the pandemic was producing (single use masks, gloves, disinfecting wipes, medical waste), made me think of a way not to add to the growing piles of garbage with my fabric leftovers. I decided to make some textile art with the odd-shaped pieces of cotton.