Artist Statement

I was born in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria, the 9th generation of a traditional weaving family. I learned to weave and dye from my mom and to sew from my dad who made traditional clothing for Nigerian royalty. I attended the Niké Center for Art and Culture in Osogbo where I studied batik cloth dying, quilt making, reverse appliqué and clothing design. I create garments mixing fabric my family weaves and dyes in Nigeria with other textiles from around the world. I decorate my garments with hand and machine embroidery, and sometimes use buttons, beads and feathers as embellishments. My art work is an expression of Yoruba tradition integrated in modern styles of wearable art.