Monday, May 21, 2012

Lights, Camera, Justice!

I decided to do a collection of prints centered around the Trayvon Martin Case and what I perceive to be the performative nature of justice in America. My assignment was titled "What's in the air?" 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

5 point gouache project

So I've just completed my print studio coming soon, but I tried out a doing a process video taking clips of my painting over a period of 3 weeks. Here is 3 weeks in 4 minutes!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Illustrator Sabine Pieper for Vlisco

Two things I love: fashion illustration and dutch wax print cloth. Read more about this inspiring collaboration at Belle Naija

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Projects

I'm working on a dress for Ms. Liberia in a college pageant. It's a twist on my afro-infinity dress for versatility in the styling. Also tried my hand at making the headpiece. I think I'm going to ditch the red bows on the skirt...

This commission was done for a lovely independent curator in dc. The fabric is Burmese silk, but she wanted a modern design for the traditional fabric.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Heidi Chisholm's Whimsical Prints

Heidi Chisholm is a South African graphic, product, and textile designer now based in Brooklyn. Her style is decidedly African and oh so clean...I love it!

Jackie So


Michelle O

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Finding Inspiration in Eugene Andolsek

He was an unhappy railroad worker who came home every day and drew. He drew intricate patterns with ink, a compass, and a ruler. Then he would stash them away in a drawer. He died in 2008, and soon after a caregiver discovered his drawings and knew they were special. Of course you can do this quite easily on the computer now, but 60 years ago...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rih Rih goes afro chic!

Rihanna's been sporting some afro-chic pieces lately. Check it out! Anyone know the designers?