My work is an ongoing investigation of disintegration and spirituality. I highlight life-cycles to form a connection between humans and the environment. My aim is to evoke deliberation of responsibility, deterioration and empathy. Collecting reclaimed items allows me to survey materiality and address the impact consumerism has on the earth-- specifically overproduction resulting in throwaway culture. I pursue deconstruction of objects for new uses, with methods of wrapping, layering, knotting and tension control. In an attempt to relocate value in the textile industry, I give agency to thread filaments, while investigating how the lifespan of fibers eventually degrades back into the earth.

My work is an ongoing investigation of disintegration and spirituality. I highlight life-cycles to form a connection between humans and the environment. My aim is to evoke deliberation of responsibility, deterioration and empathy. Collecting reclaimed items allows me to survey materiality and address the impact consumerism has on the earth-- specifically overproduction resulting in throwaway culture. I pursue deconstruction of objects for new uses, with methods of wrapping, layering, knotting and tension control. In an attempt to relocate value in the textile industry, I give agency to thread filaments, while investigating how the lifespan of fibers eventually degrades back into the earth.


 

About

Caroline Borucki is an artist and slow fashion clothier who works with reclaimed materials, natural fibers and clay. Inspired by taxonomies of the natural world, she amplifies a connection between humanity and the changing biosphere.

borucki is an MFA candidate residing in Portland, Oregon for the Applied Craft + Design program, a collaborative program between Oregon College of Art and Craft and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. she built upon her interest in deterioration and waste, by deciphering materiality at the Metro Transfer Site for the low-res Glean Artist Residency [2017].

Her small batch garments are a sustainable and ethical response to relocate value for the earth’s resources, and to acknowledge the human role in producing wearables. A native Chicagoan, she was recognized in print in the Best of the Chicago Reader 2013, as ‘Best New Maker.' in 2009, She was chosen to participate in the Driehaus Design Initiative Awards for Fashion Excellence, upon receiving a bachelor of arts from Dominican University.