Sarah Nsikak is a Nigerian-American living in Brooklyn, New York. Her love of textiles led her to working in the fashion industry for several years after completing a Masters Degree in Art Therapy. The exorbitant amount of waste generated in the fashion industry inspired a re-routing back to her art practice. These hand made pieces are crafted exclusively with upcycled materials. Her textiles are sourced locally in NYC from other fashion designers, and special textiles are also sourced through around the world through vintage sellers, antique markets and estate sales.
La Réunion is named carrying many meanings. Initially named after the island off the coast of Madagascar, the many influences for this project include the vibrant stories of African culture, post colonial African exuberance, ideas surrounding reclaimed beauty, togetherness, joy, and inviting ones self back to what was there all along. This project works to materialize the idea of sacred individuality and self acceptance.