YOUR LAND IS OUR LAND
Wool, Isomalt Beads, Seeds
In a world that is in an extreme time of opposition, vast environmental change, and lack of empathy, the world cries out for a new future. We as humans are all connected together through collective land and plant life and as they dwindle and change, taking care of them and each other in our current state becomes more radical of ideas and values. YOUR LAND IS OUR is a project that takes back systematically destroyed soil for new frontiers through textile. The armor garments are a new future, a vision that holds our environment to its highest value; providing traditionally marginalized people with the power to change the way that we operate in the world. The textile is seen as a conceptual power, through the impermanent handcrafted beads that hold seeds that tell stories of migration and are seeds known for resilience–perennial seeds that can repair dirt to soil and sustain communities. With water, the beads dissipate, exposing the raw seeds to grow into the earth. “When the textile is worn on a body like my own- underrepresented and dismissed gives me and many others the power to “take back “ land for our future,” Jacob Olmedo.