Each year, Goodwill nonprofits across the country divert billions of pounds of gently used products from landfills, giving usable items a second life. Artists Spencer Lewis and Darren “DRx” Romanelli worked with large-scale canvases stitched by the American Sewing Guild Los Angeles Chapter and meticulously sorted through unsold donations from Goodwill Southern California to repurpose these found objects. Utilizing the Better World Fragrance House offices as a residency space, Lewis’ and Romanelli’s works are inspired by themes of upcycling, transformation, sustainability, and the power of creativity, ultimately promoting a better and more inclusive world.
Since 1916, Goodwill Southern California has provided people with barriers to employment with the skills necessary to secure jobs that help build vibrant, sustainable communities. This narrative of reuse and repurpose supports Goodwill Southern California’s mission: Transforming Lives Through the Power of Work.
Goodwill Southern California
Community Enrichment Center
3150 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065
(Atwater Village, just south of Glendale)
During normal business hours
Click to listen and learn more about FABRICS and the creation of the artwork. Conversation features Darren Romanelli, Spencer Lewis and James Fauntleroy, hosted at Dream Crew’s Offices in Hollywood, California.