The BLOOM Series
Noun. the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigour.
Following on from my first series, she, which illustrated my personal journey towards self-love; bloom juxtaposes the “moment” of “full bloom” and my own internal feelings around internal and external beauty.
My beadwork draws inspiration from the techniques used in zeila, somalia which reflect my grandmother’s east african heritage. This technique has pushed me further and goes beyond the introduction of the individually applied cup sequins seen in my first series.
The models and photographers i have collaborated with have shared their “bloom” experiences with you, which are on display.