Hometown: Seattle, WA
Visual Arts Category: Fiber
Collected fabrics with texture, monochromatic fabrics with soft and muted colors, geometrical and abstract prints, jacquards, double-faced and natural fiber fabrics with a contemporary look are favorites. Texture inspires a lot of new designs. A variety of tools and techniques are applied to the materials. After the creation of my own patterns I use the materials in its original condition or dye, discharge, silkscreen, stamp, hand paint, appliqué or deconstruct and re-design. In Spring and Summer, I eco-dye and eco-print on cellulose and protein fabrics with leaves, seed pots and flowers. Eco-dyeing and eco-printing are techniques where plants leave their shapes and color on natural fiber fabrics. I bundle leaves, flowers and seed pots inside my fabrics and then steam the bundle to release the natural dye’s inside the plant, creating a contact print on the fabric in the shape of the leaf, flower or seed pot. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art.