Brittany Vega was born in Bradenton, Florida, but was raised throughout various cities in the south. Her current work is centered on the life of politically charged objects while focusing on process exploration through materials, primarily construction through textiles and sewing, painting, and print. She draws inspiration from personal collections of such objects and historical documentation to investigate how these things act as symbols for American-ness, and furthermore how they can be misconstrued. This interview was recorded by Caleb Sayan as part of Portland Textile Month 2020.