Mother + Doors of Janus
The Doors of Janus Collection is inspired by the passages and entryways that caught my eye when I first arrived in Austin, TX in 2016. A walker by nature, I couldn't help but notice the vibrant doors that marked each entrance in my new Southern neighborhood and the arching greenery that expanded above the sidewalks, creating a tunnel as I walked along. In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, hence, also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time. He is usually a two-faced god who looks to the future and to the past.
The Mother collection is a tribute to my mother, whose favorite flower is the Calla Lily, this collection is possibly my most vulnerable and personal yet. Unlike many flowers, the Lily never truly goes dormant. It is no wonder then, that ancient alchemists considered it a lunar plant with feminine qualities. Blooming with a power that never ceases and enduring through the seasons. The collection features powerful curves- mirroring the female body... with sweeping folds and soft edges. It is a defiant leap into the acceptance of my own power and it is my hope that it empowers you to step into yours.