"Night Life", "Natural Blooms"
“Night Life” and “Natural Blooms” are imagined wildflowers inspired by the surface design of the fabric.
The surface of “Nightlife” is a deadstock of imported Japanese printed cotton.
The surface of “Natural Blooms” is silk bundle dyed with flowers and spices imported from the Philippines (banana leaves, saffron, red rice yeast)
Both these works reflect my interest and perspective of home, land and nostalgia as an immigrant. These vignettes of sprawling flowers also manifest the intent of this exhibition: a gathering space for collective growth and representation.
Carmina Miana is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. Her artistic practice explores the tensions between urbanization and nature, unseen female labour, and her identity as a Scarborough-raised Filipino. Carmina’s work involves stop motion animation, cyanotypography, embroidery, and natural dye.