Like it or not, we are a wasteful society. We buy, we
consume, we throw things away. Most of our everyday purchases have disposable
packaging, our mailboxes are jammed with junk advertising campaigns, our shirt
has a rip and we simply buy another. Trash is just a part of our throw-away
culture. Artist Nancy Judd thinks there is a better way.
Judd loves the
challenge of making garbage into elegant and glamorous garments and inspiring
people to look differently at waste. Ms. Judd has been commissioned by major
companies such as Target, Coca Cola Company and Delta Air Lines to create not
only magnificent works of art, but to also convey the value of consumer
consciousness and the future of our planet. Her creations have been exhibited
worldwide and have caught the attention of major media including USA Today and CNN. In addition, one of
her creations, the Obamanos Coat, has recently been accepted into the
permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution.
Photo: Crime Scene, Nancy Judd, 2011. Photo by Jay Sturdevant.