Raised by a Swan (2023)
Collection “Raised by a Swan,” embodies my relationship with my mother. It explores the love and protection of my mother as well as its intensity. It portrays how I see her as my swan. A swan that crosses oceans to raise her young, with a vast wilderness inside of her when it comes to protecting her young. The collection focuses on the raw and primitive aspects of motherhood and its inevitably animalistic nature. It encompasses enamel coated pumice stones to create the illusion of something that is tough but appears soft. The inspiration to explore my mother and I’s relationship for my thesis came naturally as an homage to my mother and all the women who raised me alongside her.