%#IT Series: Ann Arbor
Recycled/upcycled T-shirt with screened artwork by Thomas Waters.
Series: %#IT: Black
One-of-a-kind item with 6 in the series.
Tag Diss grew from a street art-inspired exploration of images, meanings and design. I was especially intrigued by the way street art often overlaps and creates layers of meanings. To “tag” is to put up your artwork, and “diss” is to do it over, or in a way that interferes with others’ art. Each item is a one-of-a-kind because of the base textile, as well as the way the screen printed text and images interact with whatever already was present on the textile. As a body of work, these pieces explore repetition, commodification, brand, and disruption of branding messages, while giving old textiles new life.