We have known each other since 1999. Sarah began making braided grass installations in 2009 and we joined forces for the 2011 Lo-Fi Art & Performance Festival at Smoke Farm. Sarah was raised in rural Ohio by back-to-the-land parents, is an artist and urban planner and has lived in Seattle since 1998. Adria spent her childhood on Oahu, Hawai’i, plays in the band Le Sang Song, and is the owner of Indian Summer, a vintage clothing store in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.
The word “Kabuya” comes from Adria’s family. Her great-grandmother created braided fences around her property in the Dominican Republic and referred to this practice as “Kabuya.” We didn’t learn about this connection until after we had started working together and are honored to carry it forward. “Kabuya” is a close cousin of the Central / South American Spanish word “cabuya” which means twine or rope (and also refers to the plant where the rope comes from).
This practice is dedicated to our ancestors and people in the fields everywhere.
Contact us: studiokabuya “at” gogoweb “dot” com