Anélia Victor is a Toronto based mixed media textile artist. Anélia’s founding themes are identity, herbalism and Afrofuturism with a focus on Black and Queer Histories, Caribbean textile history, using a futuristic lens for textile sustainability and incorporating the body as a medium while interconnecting identity structures.
ANEW is a functional structural sculpture is a machine in which used textiles will be shredded, liquified and spun into new fibres with seeds and weaved into new biodegradable textiles. The purpose of this sculpture is to find new methods to recycle and reused textiles that are no longer being used and change the cycle of textile waste.
I initially had an idea about creating a hat that would have seeds implemented inside that would grow after it was used. From there, I thought what if that idea can be used on creating a new recycling method.
MOTIVATION FOR AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET
We can collectively be able to live on our planet freely and find ways to that.
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