I have always been drawn to symbols and objects and what they represent. I have been using symbols in my work over the last 6 years, as design elements, backgrounds, tiles or free standing embroidery elements like butterflies. Many of these symbols are found in fashion brands, jewelry lines, and are from different religions, belief structures and disciplines. People have been using them for centuries because they are powerful and empowering.
Positive and empowering messages have also been impactful in my work whether using symbols for love or the metamorphosis of a butterfly, for the talisman designs I have dug a little deeper. The luxury pieces in the talisman design series contain more imagery and details.