Walter Raes of WALTERWORKs - For the last few years, Walter’s obsession has been creating WEARABLE & DESIGN ART entirely from household & industrial materials, frequently recycled from skips. His artistry is totally inspired by these rejects. Walter takes disposable remnants of our everyday lives & creates brilliant pieces which are explorations in form & function.Walter’s works of art are witty physical manifestations of his views on the wastefulness of our present day society: baseball caps, trainers, shopping bags, electricians’ ties, baby dummys, ironing boards, Tetra packaging, plastic ring holders for cola cans, shoe trees, large cola bottles, worker boots, an entire bicycle, plastic knives /forks, & coat hangers.
“Walter is King of Recuperation Couture” – DIANE PERNET
“Walter Raes is the Schiaparelli of the recycled!” – phrase we used on late, great ISABELLA BLOW so she’d see Walter’s early work; she did & she loved it... Dynamic recycled sculptural fashions becoming upcycled.