A textile investigation, entirely handmade & repurposed from single use plastic.

In a world with more objects than materials, how can we look at objects as potential material for making? Regeneration is an outcome of such a question. Of noticing excess plastic packing materials in an office waste bin as inherently valuable. Of tending to its molding repeatedly by stretching to create thread. Of working with tender hands to change material made in a lab and extruded by a machine into a soft and airy net of safety.

The result reflects its making. An organically constructed, yet synthetic material that yearns to hold the body in its own contradiction.

Relationships to one another - relationships to our respective worlds - spin webs of rooms, architecture we live in and through. Our handiwork catalyzes into constellations of decay and bloom.

You’ve come to fasten gleaming seaweed ribbons to my hair, trailing down my back - a line - forming a spine.

Process Documentation

Textile Creation & Art Direction by Ahnika Wood

Photography by Taniya Roberts

Modeled by Janae Nilo

AHNIKA WOOD, Photography Credit: Karina Rovira, Shaye Garrigan, Mario Gallucci