Whether it’s directing a video, painting a masterpiece, or designing a bomb collection of socks, 21 year old Amanda Flowers is a creative genius. Today, she releases Hello and Welcome, and has taken the time out to sit with Nook and Kranny and discuss her most recent project.
Bay Area artist Amanda Flowers has been working on this latest projects for about 5 months now. What is Hello and Welcome? To the naked eye, it is a sock collection. But after getting the package – which comes with two original prints + a pin – I see that it is so much more. The detail and the love that she put behind the project itself is so inspiring.
How would you describe Hello and Welcome?
“Hello and Welcome is an introduction, its very pleasant, it’s someone opening up the front door to their house. It’s the genuine heartfelt energy of welcoming someone into your space. Hello & Welcome is the energy I want to share with you.”
“I visualize many characters that I would like to bring to life through different avenues of my art. One of them is a successful and happy Black homemaker from the 1950s, living in a ideal community. This character was created because many Black Americans have never experienced that utopia.”