We have a few samples of Unicornio here in different constructions, we have decided on what best works for its weight bearing capacity and aesthetic, but let's rewind to the beginning. . .
Unicornio was born from our mutual love of Mexican culture and iconographic significance. We took the Otomi concept as a jumping off point and infused the pattern with our own special animals and quirky florals. With the introduction of the unicorn and the peacock we have created a design that is the essence of Form: playful, ironic, and reverent.
Within the repeat of Unicornio we have included symmetry and a hint of a diamond shape through the connection of the animals. Working on repeats is one of my favorite parts of development, I get completely absorbed and look up to see hours have passed as I struggle with spacing and scale or trying to force a motif into an impossible space when the right thing to do is just start over. In the words of Dennis Congdon, my most influential painting professor, "Don't save it scrap it", so I do, and do again, even with a deadline, even when it is good enough, because good enough is not perfect.
Working for Pavo with J$ has pushed me beyond the task of creating work for other brands, it has taught me to believe in myself, and to not depend on others' criticism or praise for direction. Pavo is the most difficult thing I have ever done aside from raising children, and as with children, it has shown me that the best is always yet to come.