Hi, I’m Pantera. I’m Brooklyn born-n-bred, so maybe that’s why I’ve always been attracted to the rhythm and excitement of city living, from the minute to the momentous. That fascination initially drew me to music; I’ve been a music maker for most of my life.
The artist in me loves the making part...of writing a song, working with kindred spirits....and through the process of trial and error, seeing beautiful work emerge that touches not only me, but everyone who encounters it. That creative spark is what I go for.
2012 - 2013 was a year of two huge losses for me and as I waded through the resulting transition, music just couldn’t help me through as it had in the past. I love textiles - always have, always will - so I took a screen-printing workshop with Fred DiMeglio of Man v Ink and a whole new world opened up for me.
Color, ink, screens, blocks, textiles…new possibilities were everywhere and I was in love! I became of member of Shoestring Press in Crown Heights and honed my craft. Getting dirty, learning printing/production techniques, finding inspiration in color and form, all gave me new ways to express myself creatively. The first time I lifted the screen and saw my print, I was hooked. The seeds of Brooklyn Mojo were planted and my new, “visual” music sprouted into life.
Hand-printed textiles give me joy and bring a touch of color-filled whimsy to my everyday living. It’s my deepest hope that I can bring that to your life too!