We are so thrilled to be working together on the new OZMA Peace Towel color— we love your deep relationship to collaborative creativity. Can you speak to how collaboration shapes your creative process?
The feeling is very mutual. I like getting out of my own head. When I'm collaborating with someone I respect there's ease, trust, and joy in the process.
Your textile design work encompasses such a broad range of sensibilities: sparse linear motifs, geometric pattern play AND also a sort of an amazing psychedelic maximalism. Where do you find inspiration?
Thank you, I love this description of my textile work. I’m naturally a minimalist but I’ve had a lot of amazing maximalist influence in my life. I was raised around artists– friends of my parents and teachers who moved to San Francisco in the consciousness-expanding 1970s. Then I spent my teenage years thrift store shopping on Haight Street, combing through racks of vivid patterns. I’ve always enjoyed playing with contained chaos.
What is most beautiful?
Earth... stones, rocks, and sand.
How do you want to feel in your clothes?
I live in a cool climate so I want to feel warm and layered. I like clothes that feel like work-wear for this phase of life– denim, cotton canvas, and linen. I feel connected to natural fabrics, whether they’re new or old.