I have been combining my printing, sewing, and recycling of old textiles to create new pieces. I used dyed projects, old clothes, and printed patterns of things like hair and nail clippings, and herbal plants, to process my thoughts on how the past influences and coexists with the future. In practicing rituals of remembrance holistically, I am also noticing what gets shed and what gets recycled into new stronger shapes and structures. I had been thinking about this in plants too and their systems of communication, change and growth. Western culture often expects change to happen quickly, and I want to remember to not give up when direct action doesn't create immediate results or when the change is slow. Through the process of stitching, I'm seeing the way sewing your own things and sowing seeds are related. This work has helped me to find ways to communicate with my lineage and remember my ancestors.
Horchata is a traditional Ecuadorian herbal tea drink -- a diverse blend of herbs and flowers appreciated for its therapeutic properties.