derick melander

If there aren't enough reasons to curb our spending these days, I just found more.  3,615 more reasons.  Three-thousand-six-hundred-fifteen  pounds is the amount of textile waste created by New Yorker's every 5 minutes, according to Derick Melander. His work most definitely creates an emotional reaction with the viewer.  All the stuff that we consume.  I am almost speechless.  His work is important so that we are visually stimulated at the three-dimensional graphic representation as a sign of our times.  On the other hand, I want to know if his works are temporary and that once an exhibition is over are the clothes donated to a shelter- or now Haiti?  Where does all of our stuff go?