Memory & Tradition
We observed the natural world and found rhythm. Geometry was found in shells and flowers. Navigation was discovered in the stars. Insects and birds mapped the weather. From these gifts we created symbols and patterns. We traveled, bringing our symbols with us. We shared them and they evolved into collective memory. Plants traveled with us too. They carried our traditions, our medicine, our food. There was purpose and meaning all around us.
Over time, patterns have become decoration. Many of our plants have truned to weeds. But they are still there, connecting us to one another across continents and in spite of borders.
They are still telling our stories .
This collection represents the my memories connected to common plants and traditional folk art patterns.