Jackie Abrams created the above work in 2010, titled “A Woman of Substance”. It is made from recycled Silk Blouses. I see a quiet beauty in this recycled art sculpture. See it at the Textile Museum in Washington dc in the exhibition titled “Green:The Color and the Cause.” The show runs from April 16 to September 11.
Here is a link to the show…Green .   Below is a few paragraphs from the website….
“Many cultures traditionally associate the color green with nature and its attributes, including life, fertility and rebirth. In recent years, green has become the symbolic color of environmentalism. This exhibition will celebrate green both as a color and as a cause, exploring the techniques people have devised to create green textiles, the meanings this color has held in cultures across time and place, and the ways that contemporary textile artists and designers are responding to concerns about the environment.
The exhibition will include a selection of work from the Museum’s collection, along with extraordinary work by contemporary artists and designers from five continents.  For the first time in the Museum’s almost 90 year history, this exhibition will present two site specific installations― a handmade paper sculpture of the eco-system of coastal New Jersey which emulates the ebb and flow of an important estuary and a lace-covered arbor in the Museum’s garden embedded with grass seed which will sprout, mature and die during the period the exhibition is on view. Like all of the contemporary works, these installations will help continue today’s Green conversation.”