For illustrator and textile designer, Diana Ejaita, her work is a constant dialogue between cultures. Growing up in Italy, the child of Italian and Nigerian parents, she literally uses her work to weave a narrative that connects these diverse traditions. She studied Nigerian ideograms and then started to develop her own. She soon realized that all around the world, many ancient tribes have symbols in common, the ancestral simplicity of shamanic symbolism all around the world is connected. Ejaita tries to create universal abstract messages where you may not know what they mean in words, but still have a feeling of belonging. With the cut and garment design, she tries to stay simple and minimal, so that everyone can feel comfortable in WearYourMask.
In Conversation with Diana Ejaita on Creating a Dialogue Between Cultures
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