On September 24th, 2009, I created a monumental sculpture from 3,615 pounds of second hand clothing. The resulting piece was a 5 x 7 foot cube made in 4 sections.

Why 3,615 pounds? That's the amount of textile waste created by New Yorkers every 5 minutes.

This event, hosted by the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education, was part of the 5th Annual Green Brooklyn...Green City Fair and Symposium at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Columbus Park. Clothing for the event was loaned by the textile recycling company, Wearable Collections.

© Derick Melander, 2010, Video by Adam Kaufman

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