Tia Long

Tia Long - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Food, Nostalgia and Heritage

I am a mixed media artist using creative mediums such as textiles/fabrics and collage. I use these mediums as tools to express my upbringing, culture and identity - to help people identify, understand and learn how it feels to grow up with black and Caribbean heritage.

This project began with me focusing on foods that I eat and how this can translate into African textiles, throughout this journey I have been inspired to make patterns that can also be used as wallpaper and fabric. As I became more aware of different cultural foods I consume, I became inspired by the black nostalgia and cultural traditions that have shaped my childhood. While some of my pieces could be perceived as ambiguous, they are all inspired by the foods that I have consumed.