This piece is named after one of the artist's favorite scented teas. Like other artworks in the “Packets of Resistance” series, this work is collaged over a patchwork surface of recycled tea packets. The series is intended to draw attention to the complexity of issues surrounding international trade, colonization and consumerism. The drawing and cut out layers in the piece correspond to the layering and mixing that may happen when an invading culture superimposes itself over an indigenous culture during the course of colonization.
Diana Milia is an artist, author, and psychotherapist based in Oregon. She studied art at Oregon State University and art therapy at New York University, where she taught in the fine arts department for ten years before returning to Oregon in 2008. Her work explores the natural world through the psychological portal of the unconscious. She has exhibited on the east and west coasts since the 1970s.