Museo Del Oro

Exploring concepts for new prints, and I keep thinking about Colombian gold. Specifically pre-Hispanic gold - which with my Colombian lineage also has great appeal as I explore personal cultural and aesthetics roots in my designs. Then I remembered that I did visit a gold museum in Colombia when I was little and found a picture! We all look a bit done for the day! Anyway - excited to pull some ideas from this...

 Gold Museum, Bogotá, Colombia -  me, my dad and my cousin Andres. 1980's. 

Gold Museum, Bogotá, Colombia -  me, my dad and my cousin Andres. 1980's. 

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 Bird-shaped breastplate from Colombia's Nariño Region. Hammered into its current shape, it dates back to the Late Nariño Period, 600 A.D.–1700 A.D

Bird-shaped breastplate from Colombia's Nariño Region. Hammered into its current shape, it dates back to the Late Nariño Period, 600 A.D.–1700 A.D

SAMPLE & SECONDS SALE

Seconds and samples sale this Friday & Saturday in Brooklyn at iLD studio alongside a lovely roster of other makers. This event is CATERED and the food is AMAZING I can't wait! Hope to see you there :)

I will have steeply discounted pieces from past seasons and a few off-colored/unevenly dyed current season pieces. 

Credit cards accepted!

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Behind the scenes process

A little "process" post of a new block print coming out next spring....I was still looking at ancient Sicilian mosaics for inspiration and came across a mosaic from Cyprus circa late 2nd/early 3rd Century AD from the sanctuary of the Paphos Aphrodite site. The scene is a depiction of the story of Leda and the Swan, from ancient Greek mythology. If you don't know the story you can find more info here. This block is paired with a Sicilian palm tree so the pattern alternates. Fun times with history! 

 painting - wood carved block - print on heirloom cotton

painting - wood carved block - print on heirloom cotton