Timothy Westbrook is a sustainability focused fiber artist native to Wanakena in northern New York State. Former Artist-in-Residence at Milwaukee's historic Pfister Hotel and contestant on Project Runway Season twelve, Westbrook currently calls Milwaukee his home.
Sustainability, to Westbrook, means low environmental impact in regards to waste and energy. He creates his work exclusively out of repurposed materials and non-electric equipment. Conceptually he uses fairy tales as an environmental analogy to make such a heated political topic more approachable and accessible. The deeper social conversation of Westbrook's work compares our throwaway culture to the inconsistencies of respect from human to human, equating picking up litter to holding the door open for someone behind you.