Streetcombing is a poetic project by Margo Weijer:
“My roots are in textile design. The last 10 years my main activities were styling for magazines and decorating spaces and interior design.
Half a year ago I ran out of energy. It was as if creativity was reduced from a free flowing river to just a tiny stream. Something had to change since I wasn’t happy with the way I worked. To clear my head I started running regularly.
While running I noticed things on the road in which I saw beauty such as twigs, paper, feathers, rubbish and lost items. The idea of streetcombing was born there. I started to collect all these items from the street. It began while running but now I also stop and pick up items while walking or cycling.
Fragility, transience, weathered, brittle and poetic have always been reoccurring themes in my work but I always struggled to apply these in the styling work. Also, I am worrying about over-consumption (always more, more, more).
In the streetcombing project, everything comes together. I am returning to myself and my own creativity. For me, the combings are a way to put forward a poetic image with findings that don’t strike most people with beauty and which don’t have material value. Using composition, combination and photography, I hope to be able to show the beauty of transience. I started this project in August 2012. By now, I notice people get inspired and I encourage artists to connect on Facebook on the streetcombing page.
It would be great if artists from all over the globe will join in.
My plan is to close this project September next year (2013) by organizing an exhibition of streetcombings of mine and who knows from other artists as well. ”