Collection is closed, thanks to everyone who bought some of my work!
A month before this drop I decided I wanted to design my first collection as a gift to myself for my 45th birthday. It is something I've always wanted to do! I pulled it together really fast.
As with all my work, there are themes threaded throughout the pieces: survival imagery of knots, nets, rope, and knives. I included the sun as well. The hot, blazing sun.
I was thinking about where I live, Tucson, AZ, and how the summer is such a time of survival and not much else. Especially this year of global temps climbing into record-breaking territory. I thought about tenderness and care amongst friends, and staying "Juicy in Tucsy" like the resilient pomegranate trees, which save up juice all summer long.
I've been obsessed with nets for a long time, mostly basketball nets. But then I started thinking about fishing nets, and water culture. And nets as a repeated series of connections of thread; a delicate material turned strong and helpful. I thought about community being like a net, with all of us as the connection points. Together we form a safety net for each other, and we need that, and we're going to need it.
"Knife Girl Summer" came up as a fun "point" of interest (lol). I am basically just obsessed with survival tools, and knives are so useful. I use knife imagery in the spirit of skill-building and being proactive. And maybe cutting away what isn't needed? Or cutting yourself out of a hopelessly tangled net?
I hope you enjoy the Net:work Collection, which runs through the month of August. Please reach out if you have any questions! I'm on Instagram @warm.shape and my email is [email protected]
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