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When it's the other way around, with her art mirroring her textiles, it's typically thanks to her use of pattern. This piece evokes an African motif in painted popsicle sticks. “I like that you can get a lot of them in the same shape, which imparts something like a textile structure — you can compare it to weaving, especially when I made one with toothpicks. I also like the idea of taking these everyday materials that children play with and putting them in a new context.”