I N H A B I T
This collection dances between elegance and whimsy. Inspired by natural textile structures, I have taken design cues from spiders, ants, birds, and other organisms that intuitively craft their own dwellings. The word ‘inhabit’ has its literal meaning, but it also evokes the idea of being fully present as a maker. In that way, there is word play between inhabiting a space and the habitual, small repetitive gestures (making a knot, counting threads. forming a loop etc.) involved with creating textiles by hand.
Lightweight statement pendants and earrings approach traditional macramé techniques with a modern design sense. Each piece is handmade with fine, silky nylon cord and coupled with repurposed metal or stone elements. Borrowing their names from the roots of latin words for different types of spiders, they explore organic and fluid shapes inherent in intuitive macramé knotting. .