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Agustina Woodgate's green dreams




The young Argentina-born, Miami-based artist Agustina Woodgate isn't the first artist to make beautiful works out of garbage, but she certainly is one of the most exciting right now. Best known for her psychedelic rugs patched together with the hides of used stuffed animals, Woodgate has made a range of works—from enormous chandeliers of disused fishing wire, to lace-like arrangements of produce stickers, to poems stealthily hand-sewn into clothes at thrift stores—that cleverly recontextualize, and bring weight to, the materials of our all-too-material world. One is an old globe, sanded down so that the continents are blurred, that resembles a post-apocalyptic desert and is titled Sooner than Later. Words to remember. -Eviana