Collection born in Sydney
The Kite String Untangled represents a process of unbraiding myself from twists, challenges and blockages formed during a chapter in my life. The entire compilation is narrative about freedom. Each design is one unravel after the other, leading me closer to taking off and flying free like a kite string untangled.
Photography by Ukachi Arinzeh
The materials used were derived from the places I’ve lived and purchased from around the world. Various beads come from Spain, fabric from New York City, enamel metal and silver from Morocco, metals from Asia, flowers from Dubai, pendants from Turkey, tassels, recycled belts and leathers from Sydney. The collection is a mixture of stitching, hand cutting, laser cutting, beading and wiring to create a beautifully delicate form. Each design presents what I felt at the time, what I saw, wanted and needed from my art. There is no meaning in each design, the entire collection has the overall connotation of entanglement and freedom.
About the video shoot in NYC: A day of bliss! Here we were on location in the streets of Brooklyn and Dumbo, with director Ukachi Arinzeh shooting styles from Kite String Untangled for an eclectic street style aesthetics.