Sleep Tight Quilt

98cm (W) x 156cm (H)

Champagne-cork metal plaques, nylon monofilament

The result of many hours of drilling, filing, knotting and tying hundreds of champagne-cork plaques together, “Sleep Tight Quilt” is a square-grid fabric “quilt” echoing both more formal quilt-making, and the Australian “waggas” of the 19th and 20th centuries, assembled from materials that were to hand: second-hand, re-used and recycled. Here the materials used are symbols and by-products of consumption, diverted from landfill but making up a quilt providing no warmth - rather a reminder of the greed, excesses and wastefulness of humanity in the Anthropocene. And after such consumption, one would sleep tight indeed.

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