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Hayley N. Fowler

TCU, MFA 2018

Collected and Bundled #1

Digital print, 2016, 27"w x 40"h

While working at an embroidery shop last year, I became fascinated with the pile of colorful thread trimmings that accumulated in the trash can every week. I began collecting these scrap pieces of thread each day, regardless of color or amount, and formed them into bundles that gave the appearance of an independent object representing a workday’s worth of production. This photo series is an effort to recognize the beauty in discarded materials: presenting what is typically seen as garbage in such a way that one can appreciate the color, texture, form and individuality of each bundle.

Hayley N. Fowler  - Collected and Bundled #1

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