Shantha:You have images of St. John’s drag performer Tara Nova, wearing a dress printed with your art. Are you expanding into textiles and fashion?
Violet:Tara reached out to me last summer and said she was a big fan of mine, and asked for permission to print some of my work on fabric to make a dress. I was already a huge fan of hers, so of course I agreed. Through our creative collaboration we have developed a beautiful friendship and creative partnership. We are now drag family. I owe her a lot in giving me opportunity to adapt my work in ways I never had confidence in prior to our meeting.
Working with Tara inspires me endlessly to further my practice, in and out of drag. She was an important supporter of mine during residency, and I look forward to working with her more in the future.