True Stories, 2018
Wallpaper Installation, Site-Specific
Originally commissioned by Revival Hotel, in Baltimore, for an open stairwell in their public space.
"True Stories" was inspired by Baltimore Album Quilts which are specific to the city of Baltimore and date back to the 1840s. These quilts were built on a lexicon of symbols that have a long rich history and tell stories about the lives of the women who made them.
Borrowing from traditional motifs, I took the same style of visual storytelling and turned it into a large-scale, collaged wallpaper piece, made up of hundreds of remixed photographs, creating a patchwork of poetic compositions to portray a narrative. However, I used present-day imagery to make the pattern. Each part of my design tells a story about my life as an artist, traveler and mother.