Naomi is a Filipina-Irish artist and educator, whose practice celebrates and is often driven by the making process and material manipulation.
Her degree project seeks to recognise human perseverance through difficult times, and to celebrate human connection. Naomi wants her work to remind us of the power of coming together despite our differences, even through something so simple as textiles – making something to be cherished, together. She enjoys facilitating projects in collective textile making, and invites you to participate and add to her project, The Mycelial Network.
Inspired by Japanese couture designers, such as Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake, Naomi seeks to subvert the saprophytic nature of mushrooms and their mycelium network, and to explore this metaphorically through sewing, textile and heat manipulation techniques.
The Mycelial Network can be viewed as an interactive event, open to all and not necessarily limited to being exhibited in a gallery space.
Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun, Dublin 9
Adamstown Community College, Lucan, Co. Dublin
Confey College, Leixlip, Co. Kildare