recycled polythene bags
By the autumn of 2009, the effects of the financial crash of 2008 were beginning to be felt and this piece reconsidered the relevance of Harvest Thanksgiving during a time of austerity. Polythene bags were an appropriate medium for an installation that challenged our throw-away society. We worked with the church community to plait the 3,000 donated polythene bags into long lines and then stitched them into a rag rug, three metres in diameter. The rug was sited centrally on the sanctuary floor of Renfield St. Stephen’s Church, Glasgow, and the liturgy of the church’s Harvest Thanksgiving service was created around it.