After living in New York post-graduation and working in the fashion industry, Cortney returned to Illinois to build a studio and expand on her scarf selling business. The silk scarves are stretched on frames, suspended at waist-height, and await new landscapes to be painted upon them. As she strokes the air-light fabric, the intricate architecture of buildings she remembers from Budapest move her hand to build palaces of flowers, oceans of starlight; the vivid colors that stained themselves in the back of her mind in Jamaica flow out in bright dyes. All of the small wonders she finds throughout the world inspire brand new worlds, ones that are wholly her own.
Keep in mind since each scarf is hand painted orders will take 5-7 business days to create.