MIXED MEDIA WEARABLE SCULPTURE
Deborah Carter is a multi-media artist from the US who creates upcycled, one-of-a-kind apparel from post consumer waste. Food packaging, wine corks, cardboard, Kodachrome slides, window screens, fabric and discarded items of all kinds become colorful, sustainable high fashion.
Deborah’s inspiration resides at the intersection of her distress about the global pollution crisis and her artist’s embrace of beauty and optimism through color, shape and form. She draws viewers in to first enjoy the fashion and then to spur them to reconsider their attitudes and habits about waste and consumerism.
A sewing enthusiast since the age of 8, Deborah first learned her craft from her mother and grandmothers. Her passion took hold as she began to design and sew apparel and accessories. After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York City, she worked as a women’s sportswear designer on Seventh Avenue.
Deborah’s art has been exhibited in galleries and art spaces in the US and she was one of 30 designers selected to showcase her work at the FS2020 Fashion Show that takes place annually at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.