Throughout history and across cultures, humans have created archives for plants through systems of classification, symbolism, and mythology. I am interested in these botanical curiosities, their wild and manipulated environments, and the histories we have created for them. In my textile prints, I am exploring cultural narratives and symbolic language through botanical illustration and floral design.
My work as a floral designer serves as a parallel practice which allows me to exercise a visual vocabulary of forms, colors, and textures. I am able to handle, inspect, and arrange many varieties of floral species. This hands on research affirmed the significance of sensory experience and the potential for flowers to induce emotions, which has shaped their histories.