Artist Highlight: Naomi PQ "Clove & Whole"

Naomi Phan-Quang is a resident of Castro Valley. "At a very young age, I developed an affinity for old things. I always imagined the people who owned them and what stories they told. While my peers hung out at the mall, I charted out my next visit to the flea market. As a college student, I'd take a train almost every weekend to a warehouse packed with second hand treasures and would furnish our tiny apartment with my finds. These early experiences really shaped my creativity and resourcefulness. Now, as a mother of four, a trip to the thrift store or a neighborhood estate sale is a part of the rhythm of home making." It's no surprise that Naomi's art involves curation and careful restoration. 

Clove and Whole