The idea of the Tapestries began in my early 20’s working in interior design. Aesthetically, I loved wallpaper but feared its permanency. I found Henri Mattise and was drawn to all his paintings, particularly the ones that portrayed bold and lavish wallpaper. It was then I knew that the interiors he painted would one day manifest into my future self somehow. There was no awareness of it at the time but I believe it was these years that the conception of this series began. Shortly after, I left the industry and began learning who I was as an artist and followed that path.
My work in general is very intentional and emotional. While I very much believe in in the practice of being present, I know that in order to do so we will at times have to explore the past. Thus, the Tapestries began as a journey back to my forever happy place - the 80-90’s. This series is not intended to solely portray 80-90’s pop culture, rather it represents the weaving of memories, creative influences and defining moments in my upbringing.
An abundance of joy and gratitude (and dancing) was experienced during the creation of this series and I hope to spark these same emotions when you view these pieces.