I have been a working artist since I can first remember and it's a career path that I have never veered away from - even in very hard and challenging times. Always making, small things, big things, gallery things, commercial things, friendly things, bad things.
Along the way, sometimes it's necessary to outsource my designs and ideas to insanely talented and very patient artisans for them to produce. There is a holding of the breath for me, excitement and worry mixed into one, as I wait for "what is going to come back". I work with loose specs, and as I pass a baton of concept, there is always an additional variance to be expected from what I think might happen. And this is where I think the magic happens. In these small translations, sometimes things are lost and have to be redone. But sometimes, it comes out better than you could have hoped for and you feel the euphoria of the collaborative creative spirit working through the pieces being made.
My block prints are being tested out after being hand carved by a carver named Jujartram. I think he did an amazing job and I am honored to have worked with him in this process. Once I figure out the final colorways I want, some hopefully cool stuff will be made from these textiles. Any requests?