Duality Spring/Summer 19 began as an exploration in balance. I examined events in my life that lead to this collection, both positive and negative. In this introspection I realized the significance of experiencing everything that ever has and ever will happen to me. Each moment prepares me for the next, and knowing this allows me to appreciate the duality of existence. During the 2nd act of this project, I became ill. I learned I had a severe bone infection and was in danger of major organ failure. On March 19th 2019 at 7:55 pm my body went into shock and I nearly lost my life. This moment not only forced me to postpone the release of Duality, but it left me reaffirmed that this project was destined to happen. This moment prepared me for not only this collection, but everything that will follow it.

luther riley