DUALITY | the quality or character of being twofold.

            THIS PROJECT WAS SOMETHING VERY PERSONAL TO MYSELF AS A HUMAN BEING, AND AS A DESIGNER. THROUGHOUT MY ADOLESCENCE I HAVE NEVER FELT LIKE I RELATED TO ONE SPECIFIC IDEOLOGY OR MENTALITY. THERE WAS ALWAYS A SENSE OF TRYING TO BLEND IDEAS OR FIND SOME KIND OF MIDDLE GROUND. I REALIZED THAT I COULDN'T MAKE MYSELF FIT INTO ONE CATEGORY, OR MAKE MY DESIGNS HAVE ONE MEANING. FOR YEARS I HAVE TRIED TO UNDERSTAND MY OWN AESTHETIC AND MY OUTLOOK ON HOW I DESIGN AND CREATE. IT WASN'T UNTIL RECENTLY THAT I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH A CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE THAT USED THE WORD "DUALITY." BY DEFINITION DUALITY MEANS THE QUALITY OR CHARACTER OF BEING TWOFOLD; HAVING TWO PARTS OFTEN WITH OPPOSITE MEANINGS. IT WAS THEN WHEN IT HIT ME, THAT WAS THE MEANING I HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR. THE WORD THAT MADE IT ALL MAKE SENSE. 

     

      I WAS INSPIRED AND MOTIVATED TO BEGIN CREATING SOMETHING WITH THIS NEWFOUND INFORMATION I HAD. THE VISION I HAD WAS A RANGE OF SHADES THAT COMPLIMENTED THEIR WARM TONES. I WANTED TO PLAY WITH HEM LINES, SHAPES, AND DETAILS.  I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING VERY TRUE TO MYSELF AND MY AESTHETIC. THIS EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN SOMETHING VERY VALUABLE THAT WILL ONLY LEAD TO AN EVEN GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF MYSELF AND MY FUTURE.