No Paper Hats Here

by Dawn Quirk

Does the smash hit finale at the National Recycling Coalition’s 2007 ExpoDoes “recycled fashion show” conjure up images of Hawaiian skirts made from paper shreds or give flashbacks from Project Runway’s season three Waste Not Want Not episode? Then you need to see Nancy Judd’s Recycle Runway collection.

Her work received a well deserved standing ovation as part of Art Alley at the National Recycling Coalition’s annual conference in Denver Colorado on September 19.

Coke cans, broken glass, VHS tape, and rusty nails are just some of the materials that comprise Nancy Judd’s fantastic work. The piece shown here was commissioned by the Target Corporation and is made from Target bags, recyclables, charitable donations, an employee shirt, re-used materials and trash. Check out her whole portfolio here.