THE BLACK HOME
In this Artist Collaboration series, owner of The Black Home and Celebrity Designer, Neffi Walker teams up with Artist and Illustrator, Verna Fogg.
Verna Fogg is a Brooklyn based graphic Art-chitect who paints in both semi - abstract and abstract styles with oils, pastels, and mixed medium collage techniques. Their love for art and interior design with strong bold visuals brought them together to create a mural wallpaper design reminiscent of their Afro-Latina roots, celebrating pattern, color and culture.
Banana Leaf is a main ingredient used in a Puerto Rican and Latin delicacy called pasteles. During the holidays, the women in the family gathered together to make pasteles, a time-consuming and labor intensive dish, using banana leaf to wrap around meat stuffing before boiling it for hours till completion. For Neffi and Verna, it brings back beautiful memories of home and they wanted to create that feeling for everyone in the form of art on their walls.
WE ARE NOW. WE ARE THE FUTURE
We are BIPOC, Women-Owned & Led, LGBTQI+