MODERN BORO (SIM Card Series)

Indigo remnants, SIM cards and other ephemera
Each piece approx 9 inches high

MODERN BORO I

Indigo remnants, thread, spray paint, book pages, plastic bags, beads
Each piece approx 9 inches high

LARGE MODERN BORO

Indigo remnants, book pages, spray paint, thread
14 x 28 inches


MODERN BORO

A contemporary concept developed and created with traditional Japanese boro textiles as the starting point.

A form of sustainable collage that elevates the commonplace and discarded. Modern-day ephemera (torn pages, old coffee cups, plastic shopping bags, SIM cards) is incorporated and sewn into remnants of dyed material. The back of a piece is often seen along with the front.

An online collection of works including textiles, painting, ceramics and other media that fall under the rubric modernboro (@modernboro on Instagram).


MORE: 
Research paper–Traditional Japanese boro textiles and the relationship to contemporary art, craft and design
Blog post–Ethical appropriation and domestic textiles of the past