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100% Cotton. 44/45″ (114 cm) Wide. Imported. Screen Printed. Released in July 2023.
Nightshade is the newest instalment in my annually released “Deja Vu” collection. The Deja Vu category is my way of giving people a new shot at an old collection that they might have missed. I create a brand-new colour variation of the original artwork and re-release that variation for new fans and old ones. By issuing the collection in a new colour it maintains the value of the original print run by creating a clear distinction between the new re-issue and the original printing. The new version brings with it 10+ years of my own growth and colour explorations hopefully giving you something that is even better than the earlier versions! Nightshade was originally released in 2011-2012 as a Halloween collection to much confusion, due to the lack of pumpkins and candy corn, and it has become a cult favourite over the years. Since it was originally marketed as a holiday collection and had a targeted release window it has become one of the most difficult-to-find collections in my catalogue. Below is the inspiration statement that I wrote for Nightshade over 10 years ago:
I thought about what a “Halloween” collection would look like to me. I began to conjure a story about three suspected neighbourhood witches, the Von Black sisters, each with their own personalities and backstories and how that might manifest into their physical appearance. I like the idea and the spirit of something dark and beautiful, a little sinister and just a dash of dark humour.
The youngest sister is a free-spirited pirate named Neptunia [named for one of my most popular collections at the time: Neptune]. She is bold and unconventional with very little patience for polite society. Fed up with lace and tea parties she collected a crew of like-minded rapscallions and set out on her own pirate ship where she could make her own rules and live by her own code. Adventure is her primary goal and acquisition is her family duty. She sails the seven seas finding rare ingredients and powerful objects to aid in her sisters’ mischief. She is easily identified by her signature eye patch, a feather in her tiny witch's hat and a small birthmark under her eye of the moon and star by which she navigates the open ocean.
Bella Donna is the middle sister. She is the potions master, a chemist and a scholar. She is named after a poisonous flower and totally lives up to it in every way. Bella Donna is the smart one in the family which is obvious because she wears glasses and everyone knows that is a sign of true genius. She is often called reclusive and stays locked in her laboratory for days on end. No one ever knows what she is up to and they have learned not to ask. The story goes that she earned her ruthless reputation for high standards in high school. Bella Donna was starving for knowledge but the class was falling behind and consequently holding her back. She felt they lacked the proper motivation. She brought homemade brownies to class one day. This was wildly out of character for her and really they should have suspected something sinister immediately. The brownies were infused with a slow-acting venom. She had the only antidote which she administered to each student as they successfully performed the experiment of the day. The demonstration achieved two unintended consequences: that year was the highest achieving graduating class in the sciences in the history of the institution and she was never invited to another potluck again. Bella Donna is identified by a strangely shaped birthmark near her hairline of a skull and crossbones.
Scarlet is the eldest sister, the matriarch of the family and the responsible one. She is charming, graceful and knows how to throw a killer cocktail party. She is patient and cunning. Scarlet has an affinity for the weather. She can control the skies and change the tides at will. She is particularly fond of water and how it can slowly wear down even the densest stone over time without anyone realizing what is happening until it is too late. Scarlet is in charge of the family fortune, maintaining it, growing it and providing the funds for her sisters’ ambitious projects. Completely unrelated, but Scarlet has been married nine times. Sadly, each marriage ended tragically due to a strange amount of freakish storms and sudden floods. A large portion of the family fortune is attributed to her and a shocking lack of prenuptial agreements preceding her tragic romances. A small lightning bolt mark can be found under her left eye.
Each sister is illustrated in the main print titled “Coven” and again in the new print called “Mini Coven” a scaled-down version of the original which I hope you all find useful. I added a few other prints for the re-issue of Nightshade that I think will be really fun to sew with. A scaled-down and more subtle version of Spider Blossoms will make a great non-directional accent piece for the larger prints. Another piece making its debut is “Fishnets”. I thought that Scarlet needed a little something to show her sexy side since she is so buttoned up and shouldered with much responsibility. Fishnet is perfect for backgrounds and settings. I changed the black in the collection to a very deep purple that would be impossible to match to a solid so this print is my way of giving you that with a little something extra for fun.
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