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Jasonda Desmond



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10 x 2 x 0.1 cm

plant-based plastic, algae and fungus, natural fibers, abaca, silk, wool, ink, sterling silver

Pinion is composed of natural fiber textiles that are layered, heat-formed and cut into shape, hand-painted with ink, then coated with a proprietary formula of biodegradable plant-based plastic and cured. Sterling silver findings are added for a finishing touch.

Jasonda Desmond is a self-taught textile artist and illustrator who uses visual storytelling to imbue her work with a sense of magical realism inspired by the living energy of nature those seen and unseen elements of the earth that enmesh us with the universe and each other. Her practice is guided by a neurodivergent mind that intuitively follows the path of artistic exploration, gathering mythologies of the past and truths of the present and forming them into tactile expressions of creativity that bloom with joyous futurism. By integrating biodegradable plant-based plastics and natural fibers into evocative pieces of wearable art, her work rides on the dual wavefronts of fashion innovation and sustainable design and carries with it her unwavering hope that we can bring about a brighter future by choosing to cultivate equitable, harmonious and uplifting relationships with each other and the natural world.

Crow Time is the debut collection for Jasonda's jewelry and fashion accessories brand, Flurr Fashion. Handmade in her home studio located on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the  hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, this collection is inspired by Jasonda's experience as a new immigrant to the city known as Vancouver. A place with an unfortunate reputation for being cold and unwelcoming for newcomers, it is also famous for something far more curious and spectacular the daily natural phenomenon of thousands of crows commuting to and from various foraging areas in the city to their communal nesting sites tucked away in the suburbs. As a commuter moving through the day on her own, watching the crows flying side-by-side above helped her feel a little less lonely. After 20 years here, she can confidently say that she's learned at least one thing from the crows: the secret to thriving is to find your flock.

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CCBC acknowledges that the land on which we work is the unceded shared traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.