Where do I end and you begin? This t-shirt, printed on organic US grown cotton, represents a vision of interdependence between humans, flora, fauna, and natural elements. Distinct beings are visible in the design, but their boundaries are ambiguous. The name “polycultura” comes from the agricultural practice of polyculture (growing many crops together), expanding the term to the ecosystem level: humans, in all their colorful diversity, co-existing with other species and beings. Our differences are an asset, not a weakness, so let’s cultivate them. It was crucial for me that the shirt was made of ecologically appropriate materials, hence my use of an algae-based ink instead of conventional chemical (and toxic) inks.

from initial concept sketch, to first draft, to final image.