“As a child, I spent many hours with my mother at the fabric store, looking at pattern books and discovering new textures and designs. As a teenager, she taught me how to sew, sharing with me the process and necessary patience for bringing an idea into physical form. My mother is also self-employed and is a daily model for me of the self-motivation, introspection and hard work that I need to have to be an artist.”
(Pictured above: Visual Artist Mequitta Ahuja (r) with her mother (l) in the Sugar Hill neighborhood in Harlem, NY)
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