Welcome to my new digital home, Xavia.tv
I proudly present this as the beginning of a new creative chapter. I have been meaning to create a place on the web where I can share all aspects of my creative life and including some of my personal inspirations, aspirations and life in the studio.
In an attempt to distance myself from the world of over-saturated social media feeds. I decided I might be able to stand out a little better doing my own thing. So please be patient while I grow and make changes to this site to reflect a real and accurate online portrayal of an artist. I dunno what that means yet, but it sounds fancy. 😉
I would like to think of myself as a creative pirate inventor extraordinaire.
I am the proud mother of an 11 year old human child, and two kitty children. I would describe my occupation as extreme freelance, I love working for myself because it gives me the freedom to spend time at home with family doing what I really want to be doing in between working, Which is creating something in my home studio. ( Besides, we have kitties.)
I consider myself an artist and designer before a seamstress, but I haven’t had a lot of time to create fine art over the last few years. I have been very focused on sewing and learning the basics of commercial photography. I am completely self taught and I am still exploring new techniques over many different art forms. Then, combining techniques from multiple medias, to create what I like to call wearable sculptures.
I didn’t want to name my clothing line after myself. I only wanted it to reflect my mission as an artist, and so Discerpo. Necto. Decrepitus. was born.
Discerpo. Necto. Decrepitus. in Latin, loosely translated means to sever or cut and bind the decrepit.
I enjoy the concept of decay. I generally enjoy working with old materials… Unless a material really speaks to me, or I can’t find something old that fits with my vision of the piece. I do my best to alter, or antique it by dying, painting or distressing the edges… So that the finished piece has a very specific look.
I want to achieve a look that that not only reflects me as the designer but also speaks to my customer. I want my work to look like old moth eaten, rained on rusted costumes that have been hidden in the dressing room of an old abandoned theater.
I want my pieces to feel rich, exotic and full of history, but at the same time feel comfortable, sturdy, and well constructed. I try to create pieces that can be dressed up or down and worn anywhere. I would like my work to reflect the beauty that can be found in the constant decay and destruction of our environments. I don’t feel I have completely achieved this in any piece yet but stay tuned, for I am working very hard on refining this vision into artistic and creative pieces of clothing…
Please explore, stay tuned and don’t hesitate to get in touch here: Contact