it takes a village

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11 x 11 coffee grounds, crystal quartz, oil, sand, powdered amber pigment, yarn, wool, leather. embroidered linen canvas, housed in a poplar wood frame. 

"it takes a village" is a piece I worked on and off while processing resentment and grief about people who witnessed childhood neglect and didn't speak up. My therapist encouraged me to roleplay and write what I would do to help if I saw a child in need and what my inner child craved. 

The contrasting textures within this embroidered canvas are purposeful and intended to represent holding onto softness despite the hard shell the world has placed on me. Sitting and embroidering this canvas after journaling the prompts from therapy was a meditative tactile process that made it easier to return to the words I put down on paper. 

- How a community could have helped a neglected child stay hopeful. How teachers should have a red flag. How doctors overlooked warning signs over and over. A child could feel empowered if an authority figure speaks on their behalf. That child could have felt valued and cared for despite the neglect and abuse they faced at home. A child who feels isolated and alone at home, but at the same time, finally experiences being SEEN AND HEARD.

At the center of this piece are rows of cotton that symbolize the lives of the children who cannot see the hope outside of the little world they have built for themselves. The bridge stitched in wool conveys their newfound sense of hope and belonging.

The hanging gear installed to each piece differs by weight, size, and frame type. We install the best quality gear for each work, and quality check by installing the art on our studio walls.

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At our core, we strive to provide a personal, and stress-free experience. Buying original artwork can feel intimidating, especially if you've yet to experience the piece in person. Cultivating and nurturing an easy, relaxing and worry-free line of communication while engaging with our art is what brings us joy.

Connor and I share a deep love for building our own unique, and growing art collection. When adding to our personal collection, we allow our intuition to lead following what catches the eye, viscerally pulls us in, and plays with your heartstrings in ways words cannot. Discovering new artists with that bright glimmer in their eye as they talk about their work or feel their heart through the screen in the words, they use to describe a piece online. It is an intoxicating experience, and one we wish for you too.

We can confidently and humbly state that our artwork is crafted to be timeless treasures and investments, built to last through the ever-changing stages and periods of life. Each piece is set with the intention to be passed down generation, to generation - surpassing fast trends, and fleeting styles.

If you're intrigued by our artwork and our personal stories that adorn them, we would be honored to invite you to reach out to us. Whether you have questions about a specific piece, simply want to connect, talk mental health, or maybe you're eager to learn more about our process: we're here to guide you every step of the way.


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