Party of One Collection (spring 2019)
The idea of being a party of one started out as a self portrait project that I did in 2016. I reapproached those self portraits in 2018 with a new perspective and used it as my visual reference point. Being a party of one is the process of learning how to celebrate yourself on a daily basis and celebrate those around you. I started to look at how I could use fashion as a way to capture the essence of joy and celebrate personal identity. By deconstructing the notion of celebration as a special occasion and treating it more like a routine, I hope to remind others that they are worth celebrating every day--even if you're just a party of one.
Runway: (Spring Studios, Soho, NY. May 9, 2019. Runway Images by Fernando Colon)
Lookbook: Model: Aziza Frank, Make Up: Feyi Quadri, Set Design: Lola Quadri Photography: Feranmi Quadri
Nike Women's World Cup (summer 2019)
Cerebral Palsy Foundation's "Design for Disability" (spring 2018)
my journey. (spring 2018)
my mom's journey. (fall 2017)
Enchanted Garden series (2020-present)
When I think of delightful spaces, I imagine the smell of fresh air and vibrant flowers that stop me in my tracks. Dancing birds that flutter from tree to tree, and the feeling of peace and serenity that comes from being centered also come to mind. The Enchanted Garden series reimagines landscapes and explores the beauty of heritage and community through whimsical exploration. In each mixed media collage, abstract brushstrokes and vibrant color express the importance of honoring one's self, creating a space of love, and inviting a sense of hopeful imagination.
Enchanted Garden Animated Gif, (Magazine Tear Sheets, Acrylic Paint, Paper) 2022
Pictured L-R, 1. Dressed in Sunshine (2020), 8"x10", Magazine Tear Sheets, Acrylic Paint on Paper 2. Playing Cards (2020), 6"x 8", Magazine Tear Sheet, Acrylic Paint on Paper, 3. Sunlight, Close Up (2023), 16"x 20" (Magazine Tear Sheet, Acrylic Paint, Paper on Canvas)
Love Lives Here (2023), 6"x 4.25" (Magazine Tear Sheets, Acrylic Paint on Paper)
MFA Thesis: Sunday Best Fabric Installation (2022)
Image courtesy of Michael Rose Fine Art, Pictured is the "Sunday Best" Fabric Installation at RISD Graduate Show Exhibition (May 2022)
The Party of One is Done Art Show (summer 2019)
The Party of One is Done: A Celebration of Identity and Community through Visual Arts and Conversation is the final chapter of my senior thesis. Here, we acknowledge the importance of being able to celebrate yourself but also recognize the value in being part of a community. It's a way for me to reflect on everything I've learned during my time at Pratt and pay it forward.
The Party of One is Done group artist exhibition is a celebration of visual arts inspired by the idea of being comfortable celebrating yourself and owning what excites you, challenges you, inspires you, and affirms your space in this world. Simply put, we are reminding ourselves of why we are worthy of being celebrated every single day through our creative outlets. Exhibiting artists include Aliana Grace Bailey, Ashley Sowell, Aziza Frank, Breonna Robinson, Fisayo Quadri, Mariah Williams, and Nikki Moon. Flier Graphic Design by Shelby Rashap.
The Party of One is Done: A Celebration of Identity and Community on July 12, 2019 at Adams Morgan Community Center
Mini Piñata Keepsakes. (2016-18)
I started creating mini pinata keepsakes from upcycled mailers and care packages in college and to this day the time it takes to hand cut each layer of ring still brings me so much joy. Here are some of the keepsakes that were created--each with crepe paper, mylar, and and an opening to store gifts, candy or encouraging notes to self.
32 Flavors. (2018)
Works on Paper. (2023)
A selection of observational mixed media portraits and illustrations done in marker, charcoal, graphite, pastel and ink on paper. (sizes vary between 9"x12" and 8.5" x 11"on paper)
Calla Lillies, 2023 (8.5" x 11")
Works on Paper. (2015-2017)