My name is Christina Rothe. I am a multi-media artist, born in Hamburg, Germany and raised from infancy in Lagos, Nigeria where my life’s journey has been imprinted in deep and profound ways. I now call the United States home and live in Washington State.
Ever since I was a child, I found art to be my way of responding to the world. Words do not come easy; I prefer to communicate my innermost thoughts with colors, shapes and textures. Through my art I seek to express life’s journey, our interconnection to all that is in all of its fullness, whether it be hidden or emerging, buried or exposed.
I am primarily known to layer individual threads of various weights and colors one thread at a time onto surfaces. My technique of working with threads evolved over many years inspired by the African artist FAB – Adebisi Fabunmi. As my body of work evolves I find immense joy integrating and exploring differing materials and techniques into my thread work. I love this process of listening to and honoring each material’s voice. I follow my curiosity finding new ways of voicing my thoughts and creative ideas.
I believe, together we weave life’s complex tapestry by building community through the voices of our hearts through the arts. My work seeks to invoke the OneHeartMind:
OneWorld, OneHeart, ManyHeartSongs.