Patterns of Mending
In this series I used complex textile patterns from indigenous tribes of the Southern Philippines on the island of Mindanao. Having been born in Davao (though not part of an indigenous tribe), I was inspired in coming across beautiful textile patterns from all over the Philippines. I re-created some of the patterns onto linoleum blocks and combined it with drawing as well heat emboss. It is important to highlight these textile artists as a way to reconnect with my homeland and feel pride in where I come from while learning more about the history of my people.