SAORI Weavings, 2019
In June 2019, I studied Japanese SAORI weaving in New York. SAORI is the combination of the words 'SAI', meaning everything has its own individual dignity, and 'ORI', meaning weaving. It is founded in the belief that anyone can express oneself freely regardless of age, disability, intellectual aptitude, or gender. SAORI embraces individuality, process, and the beautiful "flaws" and details that make each creation unique. These weavings embody my joy, color process, exploration, and stillness.