Designs

Designs

These are my most Armenian pieces, not because I have been influenced by Armenian design, but, like all my Armenian connections, because they are influenced by my Armenian mother. 

When I was a little girl, my mother and I would sit together and draw designs. It was a quiet activity, ancestral and sacred to us. Her father had owned a carpet cleaning business and our home was rich in oriental carpets. She would reference these but seldom copy them. Sometimes she would talk about visiting her grandmother in Syria or growing up in our family home.

Drawing these designs and gave me a relief from the anxiety and concerns of my youth. It also introduced me to hyperfocus, the saving grace of ADHD

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