SCAD MFA Candidate of Fibers Leah Blair is a political artist and environmental advocate.
After learning that the fashion industry is the world’s second largest polluter, Blair made it her mission to raise awareness of this global issue. For this body of work Blair spent months digging through dumpsters, collecting water bottles and discarded clothing. She used these materials to create an installation that conveys the scale and disposable nature of the fast fashion industry. It is her goal to provide a glimpse into the hidden elements of the complex global system.
For Blair, conscious consumerism is not enough to change the environmentally degrading system. It is essential that we find ways to spark dialogue centered around the process of discovering and creating alternatives and solutions.