Woven Wire Hangers
Accumulating and Weaving with disposable materials has become a passion for me for years. The excess in our world is a real problem. So when I recognized that dry cleaning hangers are not reused at our local cleaners, I began keeping them and cutting up the materials for weaving.
Dry cleaning hangers not only hold an obsession as a material for re-use but have a history in women’s history. As the women’s rights and abortion issues became more and more prevalent, it became even more meaningful to create pieces as a reminder of a time we don’t want to repeat in our lives. Along with the cinematic horror of the wire hanger scene used in Mommy Dearest. Never to be forgotten.
Needless to say, Wire Hangers have a societal place in our consciousness in which I bring to the forefront with these woven sculptures, especially my works Wired Up l and ll. There are 9 sections in each pieces that are sewn together three sections across and framed. To create three sections for each piece. All hung to create one piece.
Process : Cut wire pieces. Retain each section. Warp loom. And weave hanger hooks across the weft and then add a binder pick between each row of hanger hooks.