River Flower Beadwork Collection.
Inspired by historical Metis beadwork designs, this collection replicates the scrolling floral Michif beadwork designs which typically included reflection symmetry and is mirrored around a central vertical or horizontal axis. I analyzed how this compares to balance in nature, flowers that are incorporated in beadwork designs which are ‘imperfectly” balanced. Everything works together just as well as a mirror image, so that elements work together in a seamless whole.
My River Flower Beadwork collection pays homage to the people that created this type of beautiful historical beadwork designs. I ‘modernized’ the pieces by having the artwork digitally printed onto fabric, sewn into modern, wearable pieces.
I am of Metis ancestry, I draw on my culture to inspire my designs.
My collections are wearable by all women, both indigenous and non-indigenous. I am honoured by the women that celebrate and support me as a social entrepreneur.