Laila Marie Costa, Untitled (for Marcello Pombo) 2012-14, collected objects, 95 x 230 x 95mm
Laila Marie Costa, Who’s Afraid of Blue, White and Yellow? necklace 2014, sterling silver, citrine, vintage plastic beads,approx. 270 x 80 x 25mm
About the Artist
Laila Marie Costa’s practice comprises jewellery, collage, assemblage and installation. Inspired and intrigued by consumer waste and the detritus of mass production, she obsessively collects recyclables and rubbish to transform into art and wearables. While commenting on the environment and issues of sustainability, her creations have an ironic and wry sense of humour. It is from the collected materials that the process of making begins as they dictate the form, structure and composition. Colour, arrangement and texture are key formal considerations. Her practice explores the line between fine art and craft and all the fascinating bits in between.