A series about the stories my mother and grandmother told me.
In this series of images, I explore the Romanian traditions surrounding storytelling and weaving, specifically among the women in my family. My process included interviewing my mother and grandmother about the stories that they grew up being told, and the settings in which they heard them. Their grandmothers would weave and embroider and would tell stories while doing so. I created a series of mixed media illustrations based off of these interviews, specifically one where I listen to my mother in her kitchen. Several of these images were then translated into moving pictures or gifs. This project is still in progress and will be completed as an animation.